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How to Be a Man (if You’re a Woman): Second in a Series

How to Be a Man (if You’re a Woman): Second in a Series »

By: Sherri Daley

Our second installment from “What We Talk About,” a book of memories and anecdotes from women over 60 by Coastal Connecticut’s Sherri Daley and her... more

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline »

By: Ed Bartlett

Music on the shoreline is as diverse as the shoreline. As always, it starts in New Haven. These days the best part of The Scene in New haven focuses around... more

Mrs. Caldwell Goes to Washington

Mrs. Caldwell Goes to Washington »

By: Mark J. Spehar

Hillary Clinton came to Madison recently. Which is as close as I personally will ever get to the woman, being that the sum total of my professional... more

Against the Tide: Heather-Jo Purcell

Against the Tide: Heather-Jo Purcell »

By: Heather-Jo Purcell

I had entered the New York City pageant in 1953 without telling my folks. If I didn’t win, well, I tried. But if I did, they would be thrilled. I borrowed... more

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated »

By: Sherri Daley

There must be something in the water. Something about sand and sunshine that inspire us to throw magazines and paperback books in our canvas bags when we head... more

Look Good Wet

Look Good Wet »

By: Staff

Living on the shoreline doesn’t mean dressing for every season. It means having enough clothes for all the variables during every season. And so it goes for... more

Robert Stone’s Victory Lap

Robert Stone’s Victory Lap »

By: John Gaffney

When the subject of “best living American novelist” comes up, Robert Stone is on the short list. As long as Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, and... more

Chet Reneson In Living Watercolor

Chet Reneson In Living Watercolor »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Chet Reneson’s leathery face is etched by the outdoor life. It has seen its share of blinding sun glare reflected off the crystal waters of Bahamian bonefish... more

The Dunk Rock Roadie

The Dunk Rock Roadie »

By: Bob Woods

It was a midsummer early evening last July when about a dozen cyclists gathered alongside the Guilford Green, the designated meeting place for the weekly... more

How To Buy Transplants

How To Buy Transplants »

By: Staff

While purchasing vegetable transplants from the nursery or garden shop is much easier than growing them, buying blindly could mean a poor harvest,
or even... more

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Talk about laying on a guilt trip 
on home gardeners. The fall Brussels sprouts are barely harvested when the new mail-order seed catalogs start arriving,... more

Winter & Spring’s Staple

Winter & Spring’s Staple »

By: Staff

As Webster’s defines it, “comfort food” is food “that is satisfying because it is prepared in a simple or traditional way and reminds you of home,... more

Rethinking the Raid on Essex

Rethinking the Raid on Essex »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The raid was no small affair. The damage inflicted by the British amounted to the costliest maritime loss of the entire War of 1812. Now, historian Jerry... 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

Sea Food Hear Music

Sea Food Hear Music »

By: Bob Woods

Fried clams and Tuxedo Junction. Grilled swordfish and the Shiny Lapel Trio. Shrimp scampi and the Cartells. Those are just some of the seafood and music... more

Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Nothing like a nice fire to warm the chill as cold weather descends. And the Connecticut shoreline has no shortage of fireplaces with chimneys in various... more

Fifty Shads of Grey

Fifty Shads of Grey »

By: Staff

At the very moment you are reading this article, hundreds of thousands of American shad are gathering in the salt water at the mouth of the Connecticut River... more

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure »

By: Owen McDonald

Rock music is littered with the almost famous—not so much a “who’s who?” as a “who’s that?” of familiar-sounding names with largely undiscovered... more