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The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores

The Vinyl Countdown: The Shore’s Must-Browse Indy Record Stores »

By: Rob Marchese

Music fanatics can be hard to take. They run the gamut from opinionated to obnoxious. Some of us know the middle-aged jazz hipster, pontificating about John... 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

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth »

By: Staff

Joe Karban lives what would many people would call “the life.” He runs a major fashion house in NYC surrounded by the trappings, excitement and... more

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Three: Rediagnosed

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Three: Rediagnosed »

By: John Gaffney

In 2004, Coastal Connecticut editor and Madison resident John Gaffney was diagnosed with acute leukemia and given minimal chance to walk out of Middlesex... more

Poem: Roots in the Sea

Poem: Roots in the Sea »

By: L. M. Browning

Written on Barn Island, Stonington, CT The channels of sea Meander through the dense reeds. Winding embankments Scallop the coast. The paths... more

Poem: The Mystic River

Poem: The Mystic River »

By: L. M. Browning

Written alongside the Mystic River, Mystic, CT The slow current of the river Is a balm for the overworked mind. Watching the continuous flow Of the... more

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden »

By: L. M. Browning

Written at Walden Pond, Concord, MA Ankle-deep in mud Along the banks of Walden, I find my footing. Standing in the ruins of the cabin, I return... more

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce

Poem: When We Last Made Applesauce »

By: Leslie McGrath

When we last made applesauce, we made our last love. For what other reason do blade and apple meet than separation? So I used the knife and you doused the... more

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife

Poem: The Boat Builder’s Wife »

By: Leslie McGrath

  I know there are others, see their traces on your clothing, the scratches, the bruises. Cara Mia’s mahogany curls clung like burrs to your... more

Poem: Fold

Poem: Fold »

By: Leslie McGrath

  From our bass boat’s slip on the Mystic it’s a two-bridge wait—bascule and swing bridge, before the river yawns into open water. But the... more

Poem: Stones

Poem: Stones »

By: David K. Leff

Pebbles are miraculous. —Josef Albers Something in sea-smoothed stones longs for my hand— restless ocean offspring absorbing stress like heat, like... more

Poem: Night Walk

Poem: Night Walk »

By: David K. Leff

  Night is a well-worn coat I slip into, wooly-plush and thick. There’s a viscosity and weight to the dark which feels as if it could be grasped... more

Poem: In the Cemetery of Dreams

Poem: In the Cemetery of Dreams »

By: David K. Leff

  Half its panels missing, the giant screen framed in rusting skeletal steel faces an audience of autumn olive thickets, tangled bittersweet and... more

The New Rules of Retail

The New Rules of Retail »

By: Robin Lewis

As the heart and soul of the Shoreline economy, local retailers have had to keep pace with revolutionary change. In this exclusive excerpt from The New Rules... more

Meet Exec Chef Shelley Deproto of Old Saybrook’s Red Hen

Meet Exec Chef Shelley Deproto of Old Saybrook’s Red Hen »

By: Sherri Daley

There are no boundaries at Red Hen. Owner and executive chef Shelley Deproto wants it that way. Her first restaurant, which she opened in Salt Lake City in... more

Bluefish: Everyman’s Gamefish

Bluefish: Everyman’s Gamefish »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If the American shad that run up the Connecticut River each spring merit the sobriquet “the poor man’s salmon,” a case could be made that the bluefish... more

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

Beachin’ About Burgers

Beachin’ About Burgers »

By: Sherri Daley

Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille 1320 Boston Post Road, Madison donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com Ask your waitress if there’s really a Donahue, and... 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