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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

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

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Two: Mitoxantrone to Thanksgiving

One Man’s Cancer Odyssey, Part Two: Mitoxantrone to Thanksgiving »

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

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

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

Against the Tide: Nicole Frechette

Against the Tide: Nicole Frechette »

By: Staff

Madison’s own Nicole Frechette is proving that country music can come from New England. She has a new record out and has recently shared bills with country... more

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up

Wise Women Over 60 Speak Up »

By: Sherri Daley

“What We talk about” is a book of memories and anecdotes from women over 60, a project dreamed up by me and my college roommate Linda Hughes. The title? I... more

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 coastal Connecticut 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