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Poem: Choices Scarcely Recalled

Poem: Choices Scarcely Recalled »

By: L. M. Browning

  The dark molasses passing of time During those days when I cannot recall What I have achieved And can think of nothing else I am tempted to... more

Poem: My Religion Is New England

Poem: My Religion Is New England »

By: L. M. Browning

My feast days come When the apples are ripe And the blueberries Hang heavy with juice. My communal wine Is the crisp salty liquor sipped From the... more

Fiction: Old Gazebos

Fiction: Old Gazebos »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer is finally here. and for Lynn and her family, this means only one thing: time to unwind at their beloved cottage by the sea. With some recent tragedies... more

Alligator Safety Tips

Alligator Safety Tips »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If you live in alligator country, be aware that spring can be a risky time. Year round, there are common sense precautions you can take to keep you safe. Here... more

Gators on the Golf Course

Gators on the Golf Course »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Ed Ricciuti, Coastal Connecticut’s contributing editor for nature, the outdoors and science, has a new book on real urban jungle, the establishment of large,... more

The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun »

By: Staff

The Warmth of the Sun…and 49 other beach blanket musical masterpieces both major and minor. Beach reads and beach music share some common elements. Beach... more

11 Irresistible Beach Reads

11 Irresistible Beach Reads »

By: Staff

The perfect beach read walks the fine line between trash and literature. Well-written, plot-driven, and easy to pay attention to. You won’t find Fifty Shades... more

Poem: Lament of the Wayfarer

Poem: Lament of the Wayfarer »

By: Leslie Browning

  When the day comes And I at last clear this dense wood, I shall meet you on the other side. When the day comes And my path comes back to 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

The Bee and Thistle

The Bee and Thistle »

By: Fay Abrahamsson

Like the perfect cocktail, the Bee & Thistle Inn has created just the right mix of antique quaintness and modern hospitality in a historic, 1756-era... more

Great Tools for Great Writers

Great Tools for Great Writers »

By: Staff

Feeding the soul of a writer can be arduous. We need all the help we can get. Creating a Writing Life PatriciaAnnChaffee.com... more

Writers’ Workshops

Writers’ Workshops »

By: Sherri Daley

Maybe it is the memories the change of pace that brings us there the sense of vacation maybe the smell of the place the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the... more

New Deal on Lyme Disease

New Deal on Lyme Disease »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Braving nasty, needle-sharp thorns on invasive Japanese barberry shrubs that sometimes grow taller than his own sixfoot-eight-inch frame, Guilford’s Scott C.... more

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily »

By: Melinda Tuhus

The concept of restaurants bringing in the freshest local food they can find from area farms has been around for a few decades, but it has exploded in... more

The Shoreline’s Secret Trout Culture

The Shoreline’s Secret Trout Culture »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Year in, year out. Sure as the sun will rise. On the third Saturday of April, at 6 a.m. sharp, a barrage of live bait, lures, and imitation flies hits the... 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

Zane and the Art of Cycling

Zane and the Art of Cycling »

By: Bob Woods

Zane’s Cycles in Branford is putting a unique spin on art. For the past several years, the self-proclaimed “world-famous” retailer of high-end bicycles... more

Triple Palate Play

Triple Palate Play »

By: Bob Woods

Stephen Clemente found an appropriately tasteful way to honor his full-blooded Italian grandmother on her 100th birthday three years ago. He opened Extra... more

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