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Climate Change Hits Close To Home

Climate Change Hits Close To Home »

By: Bob Woods

Alex Felson is not interested in debating the politics of climate change or global warming. As an assistant professor at Yale University since 2009 and... more

Growing Up on the Block

Growing Up on the Block »

By: Mark Kersteen

On May 22, 2014, Writers Block Ink celebrated its 10-year anniversary. From humble beginnings at its founder’s kitchen table, the Block has gone on to change... 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

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of the Bookstore’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated »

By: Sherri Daley

There must be something in the water. Something about sand and sunshine that inspire us to throw magazines and paperback books in our canvas bags when we head... more

Look Good Wet

Look Good Wet »

By: Staff

Living on the shoreline doesn’t mean dressing for every season. It means having enough clothes for all the variables during every season. And so it goes for... 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

Chet Reneson In Living Watercolor

Chet Reneson In Living Watercolor »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Chet Reneson’s leathery face is etched by the outdoor life. It has seen its share of blinding sun glare reflected off the crystal waters of Bahamian bonefish... more

The Dunk Rock Roadie

The Dunk Rock Roadie »

By: Bob Woods

It was a midsummer early evening last July when about a dozen cyclists gathered alongside the Guilford Green, the designated meeting place for the weekly... more

How To Buy Transplants

How To Buy Transplants »

By: Staff

While purchasing vegetable transplants from the nursery or garden shop is much easier than growing them, buying blindly could mean a poor harvest,
or even... more

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Talk about laying on a guilt trip 
on home gardeners. The fall Brussels sprouts are barely harvested when the new mail-order seed catalogs start arriving,... more

Rethinking the Raid on Essex

Rethinking the Raid on Essex »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The raid was no small affair. The damage inflicted by the British amounted to the costliest maritime loss of the entire War of 1812. Now, historian Jerry... more

The Sound in Winter

The Sound in Winter »

By: John Gaffney

Edward Hopper never lived on the Connecticut shoreline. But he had the place right. From his venues in Cape Cod and the North Shore of Massachusetts he... more

2113: A Climate Odyssey

2113: A Climate Odyssey »

By: Bob Woods

While politicians dither and debate over climate change, perpetuating a legislative cage match between science and ideology, the realists at Yale Climate &... more

Sea Food Hear Music

Sea Food Hear Music »

By: Bob Woods

Fried clams and Tuxedo Junction. Grilled swordfish and the Shiny Lapel Trio. Shrimp scampi and the Cartells. Those are just some of the seafood and music... more

Fifty Shads of Grey

Fifty Shads of Grey »

By: Staff

At the very moment you are reading this article, hundreds of thousands of American shad are gathering in the salt water at the mouth of the Connecticut River... more

Chocolate Hot Spots

Chocolate Hot Spots »

By: Staff

It was Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz who said: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Note that he said “now and... more

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure

Richard Thompson’s Valiant Struggle to Remain Obscure »

By: Owen McDonald

Rock music is littered with the almost famous—not so much a “who’s who?” as a “who’s that?” of familiar-sounding names with largely undiscovered... more

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks

Birdwatching Paradise: “Irruptions” Of Exotic Flocks »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  Winter bird-watching on the shoreline is at its easiest around the bird feeder. And one of the most entertaining is a perky little visitor called the... 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

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut

School of Rock Conquers Connecticut »

By: Bob Woods

  Stand outside the vintage colonial house at 845 Boston Post Road in Madison on most any weekday afternoon or evening, close your eyes, and listen.... more