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The king of cocktails: Dale DeGroff, of Pawcatuck, is renowned as a trailblazing mixologist

Dale DeGroff (Photo by Daniel Krieger)

DeGroff is credited with kicking off the craft cocktail revolution during his time as head bartender at the renowned Rainbow Room on top of 30 Rock in New York City from 1987 to 1999.

Tips from a former White House protocol chief on being diplomatic in trying times

Capricia Penavic Marshall is a former U.S. chief of protocol and is the author of

Like the rest of us, Capricia Penavic Marshall is figuring out how to navigate the awkward new world of social interactions as safely and graciously as possible as the coronavirus crisis moves through different phases. She has struggled with seeing friends, in groups of only one or two,...

Jane Goodall has lived her dream: Saving wild chimps

Jane Goodall with LaVielle at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Congo Republic. Goodall, a world-famous champion of chimpanzees, began her career studying their behavior 60 years ago this month at Gombe Stream Game Reserve in what is now Tanzania. (JGI/Fernando Turmo)

As the 60th anniversary of her arrival in Gombe passed, Goodall isn't stopping to reflect. She's charging ahead on a mission to save the world.

WICH radio personality Stu Bryer celebrates 50 years on the air

Stu Bryer, a disc jockey at WICH, takes a call as he works from the booth during a broadcast at the station in Norwich on Monday. Bryer is celebrating his 50th year at the station. (Sarah Gordon /The Day)

For a half-century, radio personality Stu Bryer has entertained WICH listeners with classic hits and classic talk radio — often at the same time.

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Going with the flow on the Pawcatuck River, Part III

While I lugged my kayak on a narrow path along the Pawcatuck River the other morning to join the other paddlers who, like me, had decided to detour around a tumultuous stretch of whitewater, I was mystified to see Rick Sanford dragging his boat back...

Women running in the streets

Surprisingly — at least from this vantage point 100 years later — some of the 19th Amendment’s staunchest opponents were women.

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