The Internet Was Unable to Buy Itself a Ghost Town After All

It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of Johnsonville, Connecticut for $1.9 million. » 10/31/14 11:40am 10/31/14 11:40am

That Time the Internet Teamed Up to Buy a Town Through a Google Doc

Ghost towns are known to pop up on Craigslist and eBay every once in awhile, but are often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut which is currently up for auction after remaining abandoned for more than 20 years. Now, a group of… » 10/29/14 4:37pm 10/29/14 4:37pm

Those Ugly Surface Parking Lots Are Actually Costing Cities Money

Parking lots are already one of the worst things ever invented by humans—acres of buckling, blighted fields of concrete that often sit completely empty. But now a new study shows that parking is not only ugly, it's actually making cities lose revenue. » 4/07/14 5:40pm 4/07/14 5:40pm

This Connecticut State Record-Breaking Pumpkin Grew in Just 2.5 Months

This record-setting, 1,487-pound pumpkin is the product of one Ken Desrosiers of Broad Brook, Connecticut and, as you can see, grew to that size in just two and a half months. » 9/27/11 6:20pm 9/27/11 6:20pm

Connecticut City Shuts Down Fountain When it Becomes a Public Latrine

The city of New London, Connecticut a problem with public urination. The problem is so bad the city has shut down its showcase Whale Tail fountain due to health concerns. » 6/07/11 8:40pm 6/07/11 8:40pm

CT Attorney General Investigating Apple and Amazon Over eBook Pricing

Citing "potentially anticompetitive ebook deals," Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating the relationship between Apple, Amazon and publishers. Blumenthal claims Apple and Amazon have struck exclusive deals with publishers that would block smaller ebook distributors from offering better… » 8/02/10 3:59pm 8/02/10 3:59pm

Pop-Up Porn Teacher Cops a Plea to Escape Jail Time

You may recall a case last year involving Julie Amero » 11/26/08 6:00pm 11/26/08 6:00pm, a substitute junior high school teacher in Connecticut that was arrested and threatened with a 40 year prison sentence after the computer in her classroom began to display pornographic pop-ups in front of her students. Any one with even the slightest knowledge of…

Voting Machine Tutorial Uploads To iPod, So You Don't Accidentally Vote…

Connecticut's Secretary of State released a video on YouTube explaining how to use the state's new optical scan voting machines. The video is also available for download to something called an "iPOD." It is frightening to think of an electoral process where you're encouraged to watch a training video over and over.… » 8/24/07 9:45am 8/24/07 9:45am