You Can Keep Your Hat On

By Robert Rae

by Nicole Monroephotos by Christine Molnarfrom Alternative Control CT Hats! There is no article of clothing more expressive than a hat. It saddens me that the days when a person didn’t leave his/her house without a hat have long passed. Once a fashion necessity for… Read more »

Health & Humanity News

Yoga, Snowflakes, A Night Out: How You Can Help Sandy Hook

Amanda Bloom

  The great support shown to the Newtown community within the last few days has been nothing short of remarkable.  Numerous funds have been set up, music and art shows are being organized, t-shirts have been designed, and boatloads of stuffed animals have been donated…. Read more »

Year in Review: Outstanding Magazine Covers

Robert Rae

by Stefanie Botelhofrom FOLIO: 2011 WAS A YEAR of redesigns and relaunches, as magazine covers aimed to provoke (and as a result, to sell). Some efforts amounted in positive buzz and hiked newsstand numbers; others inspired seemingly unending rounds of media heckling (Newsweek’s July 4th… Read more »

Woman Of Heart and Mind

Robert Rae

by Kristin HankinsBrought to you by Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute On December 8, 2011, President of Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Jane Martellino was honored as the first recipient of the Heart of Women award from Connecticut’s Women’s Business Council of Greater Danbury. However, an… Read more »

Why Wall Street Bankers Won’t Go to Jail

Amanda Bloom

by Amanda Bloom As we near the one month mark in the now international anti-corporate greed movement known as “Occupy Wall Street”, many protestors are calling for the arrest of the “bad bankers” behind the economic fallout. Protestors who march on roadways without permission will… Read more »

When Was the Last Time You Were This Happy?

Amanda Bloom

  Just hearing the audio from this video by expeditioner Aleksander Gamme made me smile and laugh out loud.  Gamme and the story behind this video was featured on an episode of RadioLab back last winter; the episode is titled “Bliss.”   The video is… Read more »

Body & Soul

Yoga and Action

Robert Rae

by Rebecca Rose Goetz, MPH It takes more than just knowing to spark a thought or an idea to life. Action takes courage and trust. by Rebecca Rose Goetz, MPH     “All know the way; few actually walk it.” -Bodhidharma I show my high… Read more »

Yoga & Love

Robert Rae

by Rebecca Rose Goetz, MPH YOGA AND LOVE. Two of the most powerful words I know. They both conjure up images, feelings, and even physical sensations in the body. Is there a connection between the two? Absolutely. by Rebecca Rose Goetz, MPH     “A… Read more »

Water World, Part 3: Water Births

Robert Rae

by Allan Richter and Linda Melonefrom Energy Times A NEARLY PAINLESS DELIVERY for mom and a gentle welcome into the world for baby make water births sound almost too good to be true. But it’s all legit, according to Barbara Harper, RD, CD, CCE, founder… Read more »


To Kill a Fruit Fly

Joshua L. Durkin

  Few things quietly and unconsciously drive me to act in a bizarre spaced-out state the way that fruit flies do.   In my apartment the fruit fly’s evil happens to be necessary. Necessary not because I need the brainless flying dot-puzzle rejects, but because… Read more »


Welcome to the Transition Movement

Robert Rae

by Aurelio Muraca Yes folks, it’s a time of vast change for many people in many ways. Let’s face it, the system that industrial world was built on is kaput. The change is going to hurt, it’s not going to be fun, and it’s happening… Read more »


Freshwater Package Store. Photo by Christine Stuart.

Sunday Sales Has Broad Political Appeal Near Border

Christine Stuart

  Dominic Alaimo, Enfield’s Republican “Man of the Year,” said the governor’s party affiliation never mattered to him as long as he or she was willing to sign a bill allowing Sunday liquor sales. That, he said, would make him happy. The sign outside his… Read more »

Public Input Sought on Connecticut Utilities’ Sandy Response


  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced Friday that it has opened a formal docket to review the performance of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and other public service companies in preparing for and responding to Storm Sandy.  Otherwise known as Governor Malloy’s Storm Legislation,… Read more »