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Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures?

Do Demons Guard Connecticut’s Lost Pirate Treasures? »

By: Wick Griswold

Weird tales of the shoreline’s hidden riches Centuries after their last voyages, pirates still conjure elemental excitement in our collective imagination.... more

Artists and Spaces

Artists and Spaces »

By: Sherri Daley

Artists reclaim lost industrial spaces, with wondrous results Artists searching for solitude, space, and light find themselves in the strangest... more

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly

Don Henley’s New Album Cass County Delivers…Mostly »

By: Rob Marchese

Let’s get the irony out of the way: Don Henley just put out Cass County, a lovely and mostly understated country album. This is roughly forty years after he... more

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut

Deviant Sex in Colonial Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

The following story of deviant sex in Colonial Connecticut is definitely not for the faint of heart, the weak of constitution, or those offended by the baser... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more

Keith Richards, Crosseyed Heart, and Evolution

Keith Richards, Crosseyed Heart, and Evolution »

By: Rob Marchese

Saying that Keith Richards is in fine voice on Crosseyed Heart – his first studio album of original material in over two decades – is like saying the... more

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut

Fear of Witches in Early Connecticut »

By: Tom Soboleski

Decades before Salem’s witch panic, the fear of witches (wiccaphobia) in early Connecticut was pervasive and contagious. In fact, the state executed more... more

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize »

By: Denis Jakuc

When ships and boats become icebound – which happens more than you probably think – it triggers a conga line of icebreakers and Coast Guard escorts,... more

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

A retired captain of Wall Street with a passion for the sea has navigated a small yacht club sailing program in Stonington into a non-profit organization... more

Surf Party Apocalypse Now (A Spotify Playlist)

Surf Party Apocalypse Now (A Spotify Playlist) »

By: Staff

The days are getting shorter, and summer is pretty much over. But if there is anything that dee jay Michelle Spinei of Bridgeport’s WPKN radio has... more

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers »

By: Sherri Daley

Found Objects Art Thrives in Connecticut Perhaps it is because they’re closer to the ground, but little kids see things we grown-ups often miss: a... more

(Not) All in the Same Boat

(Not) All in the Same Boat »

By: Lindsay Rizza

“We have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we... more

The Carillons of Connecticut

The Carillons of Connecticut »

By: Sherri Daley

Sometime during the 15th century, ingenious bell-ringers in Belgium or the Netherlands (or maybe northern France – no one’s quite sure) devised a way for a... more

At the Helm with Rives Potts

At the Helm with Rives Potts »

By: Owen McDonald

In the ESPN Films/Grantland documentary, Ted Turner’s Greatest Race, we learn about the 1979 Fastnet yacht race in which the media tycoon's boat, Tenacious,... more

Everybody Wants to Be Closer to Free

Everybody Wants to Be Closer to Free »

By: Owen McDonald

It’s not the Tour de France – in some ways, it’s better. On the morning of Saturday September 12, an estimated 1,400 bicyclists will ride out from The... more

Against the Tide: Kristina Newman-Scott

Against the Tide: Kristina Newman-Scott »

By: Owen McDonald

As Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut, Kristina Newman-Scott has what some might see as an impossible job: overseeing the labyrinth of... more

Coastal Tree Houses

Coastal Tree Houses »

By: Staff

Tree houses are all about friends and fun. That's why we're happy for our friends, carpenters James and Ryan McCarthy, for going out on a limb with their fun... more

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Let’s Go Fly a Kite »

By: Staff

"With tuppence for paper and strings, you can have your own set of wings." That's what George Banks tells us in Mary Poppins as he sings "Let's Go Fly a Kite."... more

Coastal Summer Jams (A Spotify Playlist)

Coastal Summer Jams (A Spotify Playlist) »

By: Staff

FM DJ David Fisch has a bold plan for making the summer last longer. On the more complex side it involves altering the Gregorian Calendar. Or you can just... more

The Return of Big Books

The Return of Big Books »

By: John Gaffney

“Summer reading” often comes down to unnerving medical thrillers, or crime novels where the dialogue is metabolized quicker than one of the mega... more