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THE COURAGE TO CREATE Tonight you might read the best writer you ever read. Right here.

THE COURAGE TO CREATE Tonight you might read the best writer you ever read. Right here. »

By: John Gaffney

I took a gap year in college. Because I was destined to start a rock ’n’ roll band. Destined. It was going to be a loose,  rhythmic incarnation of The... more

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker »

By: Staff

Meet Mike Stryker of New London. By day, he’s a Financial Advisor at UBS and by lunchtime and weekends, owner of Spindrift Guitars, one of the shoreline’s... more

Seven People to Watch

Seven People to Watch »

By: John Gaffney

The seven people gathered here represent nominations from Coastal Connecticut readers as well as our own research. The criteria: Someone who represents the... more

Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Most Thursday nights, Arthur Blair, 53, is on the mat at Green Hill Martial Arts in Killingworth, throwing around black belts and teaching them the intricacies... more

ON THE RASTA-LIKE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO

ON THE RASTA-LIKE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO »

By: John Gaffney

I love the radio. Always have since I was a kid. Although this will surrender my age in fossil carbon-dating terms, I remember listening to the Top 10 every... 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

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

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner

Against the Tide: Tim and Janet Gessner »

By: Staff

  The first toy I remember was actually a blanket. I adored it ... but all my memories of playing included big metal Tonka trucks. The best customer I... more

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  This winter, as in the dead of many winters past, mobs of people in Madison, New London, and a half dozen or so other Connecticut communities will... more

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon

A Westbrook Farm Family and the Amazing Milking Devon »

By: Chris Pagliuco

  While crouched over on a wooden, three-legged stool milking his cow, Rosie, Westbrook farmer John Hall tells the story of how his father met his... more

LIFE AND THE PINK SLEIGH

LIFE AND THE PINK SLEIGH »

By: John Gaffney

Pay attention to that Christmas shop. It might be important someday. Not everybody who lives on the Shoreline is from the Shoreline. That’s what makes it... more