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The Buzz About West Nile

The Buzz About West Nile »

By: Karena Garrity

It’s been super hot and super humid and the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus are loving it! According to Philip Armstrong, Director of the... more

Blue Crab Heaven

Blue Crab Heaven »

By: Staff

Global warming already has begun to transform Long Island Sound, according to many marine scientists, creating climate-change winners, like blue crabs,... more

Stop and Smell the… Lavender!

Stop and Smell the… Lavender! »

By: Karena Garrity

It all started with an intrinsic question from Denise Salafia to her inner self, ‘How can I make the world a more beautiful place?’ This simple, yet... more

Something’s Brewing in Chester

Something’s Brewing in Chester »

By: Karena Garrity

Look for the bright red door in downtown Chester! When you find it, you’ve found the Little House Brewing Company, which will be opening its symbolic door... more

Older than Dinosaurs

Older than Dinosaurs »

By: Karena Garrity

For the past 445 million years, horseshoe crabs have been in existence, pre-dating humans, dinosaurs and pretty much life as we presently know it. However, in... more

Fisch is on The River 105.9

Fisch is on The River 105.9 »

By: David Fisch

An 80’s Summer Playlist...by Fisch from The River 105.9 Don Henley: Boys of Summer … A must have on EVERY summer playlist – timeless. Real Life: Send... more

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green »

By: Karena Garrity

Like beautiful, edible ribbons in the sea, brown sugar kelp strands twist and turn gently in the constant movement of the waterways of Long Island Sound. This... more

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School »

By: Rob Marchese

On an ordinary January afternoon, a disturbing revelation about his wife hurls one man into a maelstrom of public humiliation and heartbreak, and eventually on... more

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening »

By: Katie Kuchta

Growing a successful, low-maintenance garden in Connecticut is all about finding the right plant, for the right place, at the right time. At least, that’s... more

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential.

The Beachcomber’s Companion: A beach bag essential. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

As we inch toward summer, here's something to consider. You might be astonished by the number of shell collectors who have no idea that animals created their... more

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale.

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed.  Recorded in history of ancient Iraq and Egypt. Beer... more

Stamford’s King School unlocks students’ potential

Stamford’s King School unlocks students’ potential »

By: Rachel Precious

In listening to Head of School Elect Karen Eshoo talk about Stamford's King School, her voice is brimming with passion and enthusiasm. It's easy to see why: in... more

The Quest for Hi-Res Audio

The Quest for Hi-Res Audio »

By: Owen McDonald

Neil Young and Jay-Z make an odd duet. The disparate musical icons are loosely united (with many others) by a quixotic crusade to restore the depth and clarity... more

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater »

By: Sherri Daley

Two years after they opened their theatre on West 44th Street in New York City, the Shubert brothers started construction on College Street in New Haven where,... more

Mike Stryker – Against The Tide

Mike Stryker – Against The Tide »

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

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee »

By: Christopher Dunn, ESQ

If we began this article with the question, “How do we decide whether to build a production plant in a third world country which causes pollution but creates... more

The Williams School – Educating the Whole Child

The Williams School – Educating the Whole Child »

By: Tom Soboleski

Super Saturdays at The Williams School (admission testing, campus tours, lunch) - December 9, January 6, February 3 & June 9 Today’s hectic world is... more

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer

Paul Neri, Guitar Whisperer »

By: Rob Marchese

In today’s tech-mad world, the role of the luthier, a maker of stringed instruments including guitars and violins, might appear archaic to some. It seems a... more

Dirt Floor Studios: A Purist’s Haven

Dirt Floor Studios: A Purist’s Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

It’s got the perfect name for grassroots recording: Dirt Floor. The connotation is exactly what owner/operator Eric Lichter wants it to be: gritty,... more

Where’s the Autumn Color? Foliage Secrets of Connecticut

Where’s the Autumn Color? Foliage Secrets of Connecticut »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

At this time of year leaf peepers endure traffic winding up through northern New England, seeking America’s best foliage. They could save fuel and... more