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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

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