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The Horrors of New England

The Horrors of New England »

By: Tom Soboleski

The Horrors of New England Experts and authors explain our regional love of the macabre "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us,... more

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion

The Coastal Traveller at Spicer Mansion »

By: Owen McDonald

Spicer Mansion, Mystic Connecticut The Napoleonic Wars, the whaling boom, discovery of gold in California—brute force shaped maritime life in the early... more

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love

Short fiction: Labor Day Of Love »

By: Manuel Allende

Larry had missed the exit, but he didn't mind; out here there were no mistakes, the coast just went on and on. The air in the cab blew his dry beach hair all... more

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather »

By: John Gaffney

Beach Reads For Stormy Weather Full disclosure: I read a lot of books at the same time. I don't recommend this. Part of it is my distracted mentality. Part... more

Behind the Wall of Sleep

Behind the Wall of Sleep »

By: Tom Soboleski

Tossin', Turnin' and our obsession with ZZZs I kicked the blankets on the floor; turned my pillow upside down...went to the kitchen for a bite...I jumped back... more

Spring Aromas for the Home

Spring Aromas for the Home »

By: Sherri Daley

Finding your special olfactory signature with Spring aromas for the home Indoor living has advantages—like protection against thunderstorms and... more

Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie »

By: Lindsay Rizza

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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

Animals and Spirits

Animals and Spirits »

By: Sherri Daley

Associations of animals and spirits is universally human Perhaps at twilight, you saw a fox. Crouched low to the ground, ready to run, its eyes caught a... 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

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

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater 100th »

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

The Quest for Longitude

The Quest for Longitude »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

An English artisan with little formal education (but super woodworking skills) developed the navigational device that in the 17th Century charted the course of... 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

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time »

By: Paul Adler

Guilford’s rich clock making history gave America the gift of time. One of Connecticut’s most notable historical achievements has been the practice of... more

King-Killers: the Regicide’s Refuge

King-Killers: the Regicide’s Refuge »

By: Chris Pagliuco

The strange history of king-killers on the shoreline For some Americans, our history begins with the mythic story of the black-buckled boots of the first... more

Beach Biotech Bingo

Beach Biotech Bingo »

By: Bob Woods

The genomics industry is coming to the shoreline big-time. Watch out Cambridge and San Francisco: the shoreline wants to eat your lunch (at least some of... 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

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

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