by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2018 8:07 am
Out in the street in front of City Hall, the taller 9-year-old Buccaneers of East Hartford were dominating New Haven/Hamden’s 8-year-old Three Kings with only five minutes left in their 15-minute duel.
Then Three Kings coach (and 1990s Hillhouse High School basketball great ) Ricardo Harris noticed that the Buccaneer guarding his son could dribble only with his right hand.
Had his son noticed this? He took Ricardo Harris, Jr. momentarily out of the game for a courtside chat that might give the team the edge they needed.
Continue reading ‘Ricardo Jr. Watches The Right-Hand Dribble’
by Staff | Jul 24, 2018 2:45 pm | Comments (7)
Mayor Toni Harp sent in the following letter seeking to clarify the financial relationship between the city and the Connecticut Open Tennis after the publication of this article in the Independent about an alders hearing.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Tennis Tourney Doesn’t Stiff City On Cop Protection’
by Carly Wanna | Jul 2, 2018 8:35 am | Comments (1)
Jean Stanley’s smooth layup put the HT Barberz up 43-42 in a see-saw battled against Who’s Next in the 90-plus degree Sunday in Lincoln Bassett Park. Then Who’s Next raced down the court for one last chance at victory.
Continue reading ‘HT Barberz Snag Narrow Win’
by Allison Park | Jun 25, 2018 5:07 pm | Comments (1)
Kyle Wallack, the newly named head coach of Albertus Magnus’s soon-to-launch first-ever men’s hockey team, has a daunting task ahead of him: recruiting 30 players to the NCAA Division III team. So Wallack plans to put his extensive network to use to help him get Division I players to “slip through the cracks.”
Continue reading ‘New Falcons Head Coach Worked HIs Way Up’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 21, 2018 3:11 pm | Comments (1)
Nyia White has been running track since she was 6 years old. But the 15-year-old Hillhouse High School freshman decided only earlier this year to really get serious about competitive running, as she saw her older classmates running and winning track meet after track meet.
Continue reading ‘Track Stars Feted’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 12, 2018 3:29 pm | Comments (1)
The 2018 Connecticut Open will serve up new sponsors, an inaugural beer festival, and solar panels.
Continue reading ‘CT Open Preps For Kickoff’
by Allan Appel | Jun 7, 2018 3:18 pm | Comments (3)
Mallards, pintails, goldeneyes, scoters, mergansers, even geese — the constituents who will benefit the most — made no appearance at an announcement that might save some of their lives.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors, Ducks Rewarded With Reprieve’
by Allan Appel | Jun 1, 2018 11:22 am | Comments (3)
Mike Crisafi leaned in, took the measure of the distance down the 34-by-six foot bocce court, and then let his red ball roll toward the smaller yellow “bullet” ball, or pallino.
Continue reading ‘Salute! Annex Club Marks 80 Years With Bocce, Bingo, & Beer’
by Serena Cho | May 24, 2018 7:37 am | Comments (1)
JP Dempsey’s will no longer be a bar exclusively the province of Patriots fans.
Continue reading ‘JP Dempsey’s Rebrands’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (3)
The city’s fourth Food Truck Festival promises to be bigger than last year with more food choices and a dragon boat regatta that will start earlier in the day.
Continue reading ‘Fourth Food Truck Festival Goes Bigger’