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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

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

The Iceman Cometh Back

The Iceman Cometh Back »

By: Mark J. Spehar

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Perhaps the defining sentence of one of our generation’s truly great actors, Michael... more

Into The Mystic, By The Shoreline

Into The Mystic, By The Shoreline »

By: Rob Marchese

Chances are good that you’ve listened to Collin Tilton’s music before—possibly for decades, even. After all, it’s Tilton’s simmering sax and flute... more

THE JOURNALIST’S  MANTRA Or the importance of being Bob Dotson

THE JOURNALIST’S MANTRA Or the importance of being Bob Dotson »

By: John Gaffney

I’m going to mention Bob Dotson. And by mentioning Bob Dotson, I am the second-best journalist on this page, and anybody else I would mention on this page... more