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Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

Against the Tide: Toshiyuki Shimada

Against the Tide: Toshiyuki Shimada »

By: Tom Soboleski

Toshiyuki Shimada Steeped in classical music, his only real ambition was to conduct a symphony orchestra. A native of Japan, he is grateful to have had one... more

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places

Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places »

By: Tom Soboleski

In search sinister graveyards and scary apparitions That ancient pagan holiday celebrating all things macabre is upon us. Halloween, feast of ghouls and... more

The Horrors of New England

The Horrors of New England »

By: Tom Soboleski

The Horrors of New England Experts and authors explain our regional love of the macabre "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us,... more

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion »

By: Owen McDonald

Spicer Mansion, Mystic Connecticut The Napoleonic Wars, the whaling boom, discovery of gold in California—brute force shaped maritime life in the early... more

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love »

By: Manuel Allende

Larry had missed the exit, but he didn't mind; out here there were no mistakes, the coast just went on and on. The air in the cab blew his dry beach hair all... more

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather »

By: John Gaffney

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather Full disclosure: I read a lot of books at the same time. I don't recommend this. Part of it is my distracted mentality. Part... more

Behind the Wall of Sleep

Behind the Wall of Sleep »

By: Tom Soboleski

Tossin', Turnin' and our obsession with ZZZs I kicked the blankets on the floor; turned my pillow upside down...went to the kitchen for a bite...I jumped back... more

The Old Soul of New Preston

The Old Soul of New Preston »

By: Owen McDonald

The Old Soul of New Preston A hidden Connecticut village with a timeless air Even the kinesis and vivid sweep of the Connecticut coast can become... more

Spring Aromas for the Home

Spring Aromas for the Home »

By: Sherri Daley

Finding your special olfactory signature with Spring aromas for the home Indoor living has advantages—like protection against thunderstorms and... more