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Riding on Cloud Nine

Riding on Cloud Nine »

By: Maelina Frattaroli

The popular subscription box model has become an alluring trend. After seeing the joy that a beauty company brought them every month, Lisa Kennally and sister,... more

The Last of the Fleet

The Last of the Fleet »

By: Mark Kersteen

While Little Narragansett Bay holds one of Connecticut’s only remain- ing fishing and lobstering fleets, fish and fishermen are still essential to the... more

ON THE RASTA-LIKE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO

ON THE RASTA-LIKE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO »

By: John Gaffney

I love the radio. Always have since I was a kid. Although this will surrender my age in fossil carbon-dating terms, I remember listening to the Top 10 every... 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

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

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

Guilford: 375 and Counting

Guilford: 375 and Counting »

By: Kevin Murray

On September 29, 375 years ago, a group of newly arrived Puritans, led by the Rev. Henry Whitfield, sat down in a barn near the Quinnipiac River with the local... 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

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

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

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

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook

A Growing Buddhist Community in Old Saybrook »

By: Sherri Daley

“Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and... more

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill

The Five Senses of Clyde’s Cider Mill »

By: Chris Pagliuco

There was a time when a good day’s work didn’t mean clicking away in a cubicle. When networking meant getting along with your neighbors. And “real... more

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes

Penguin Plunges Raise Cold Cash For Cool Causes »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

  This winter, as in the dead of many winters past, mobs of people in Madison, New London, and a half dozen or so other Connecticut communities will... more

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business

The Brand-New Shoreline Greenway Trail Opens for Business »

By: Bob Woods

  It started in 2001 when a group of outdoor enthusiasts from Guilford hatched an ambitious plan to build a system of interconnected jogging, hiking,... more