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Requiem for a Reporter

Requiem for a Reporter »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Episode 16, season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead: zombies swarming an abandoned car, fingers clawing at doors; faces, hideous with rot, plastered against the... more

Mystical Animal Sightings

Mystical Animal Sightings »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

I've been fortunate to witness some fairly mystical animal sightings around the planet. Those I want to see usually turn up with little effort on my part. Once... more

A Nautical Woodstock Comes to Essex

A Nautical Woodstock Comes to Essex »

By: Owen McDonald

Maybe you’ve been to boat shows, but chances are you haven’t been to anything like the International Cruising Boat Expo (ICBE), taking place June 2-7 at... more

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds

Kid Fun: Penguins, Picnics, and Playgrounds »

By: Lindsay Rizza

  Like The Beatles said, “it me took so long to find out. But I found out.” As car travel becomes a chore rather than an ice skating exercise, the... more

Farmers Markets for the Soul

Farmers Markets for the Soul »

By: Sherri Daley

  Connecticut’s shoreline is rich with farmland, orchards, and educated farmers who are proud of their harvests. Farmers’ markets along the coast... more

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington

A Union of Art and Place: The Velvet Mill, Stonington »

By: Paul Adler

  Rarely does a single establishment imbue an entire region with culture, cuisine, and a palpable air of excitement. Located inside an abandoned velvet... more

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut »

By: Ann Nyberg

A column by Emmy-nominated news anchor and longtime Connecticut personality Ann Nyberg, founder of Network Connecticut. Since it debuted in 2013, Coastal... more

Slant of Light: An Artist Colony Turned Old Lyme Museum

Slant of Light: An Artist Colony Turned Old Lyme Museum »

By: Heather-Jo Purcell

Florence Griswold was not very good with money. Her heart was just too big to be bothered with it. Born on Christmas Day in 1850 to a once successful sea... more

Guilford: 375 and Counting

Guilford: 375 and Counting »

By: Kevin Murray

On September 29, 375 years ago, a group of newly arrived Puritans, led by the Rev. Henry Whitfield, sat down in a barn near the Quinnipiac River with the local... more

The Sound in Winter

The Sound in Winter »

By: John Gaffney

Edward Hopper never lived on the Connecticut shoreline. But he had the place right. From his venues in Cape Cod and the North Shore of Massachusetts he... more

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill »

By: Chris Pagliuco

There was a time when a good day’s work didn’t mean clicking away in a cubicle. When networking meant getting along with your neighbors. And “real... more

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business »

By: Bob Woods

  It started in 2001 when a group of outdoor enthusiasts from Guilford hatched an ambitious plan to build a system of interconnected jogging, hiking,... more

Holiday on the Shoreline

Holiday on the Shoreline »

By: John Gaffney

There’s a scene in the classic movie ‘Christmas in Connecticut’ where Robert Shayne tells Barbara Stanwyck that she has to go arrange her Christmas visit... more

Local Wheels: Check Out This Gorgeous 1953 MG Convertible

Local Wheels: Check Out This Gorgeous 1953 MG Convertible »

By: Staff

There’s something about the Shoreline that attracts classic cars and car collectors. One of them is Bob Paulson, a Killington resident who recently won... more