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Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Visit Spectacular Old Saybrook, Connecticut »

By: Rob Marchese

At four centuries old, the charming seaside town of Old Saybrook has evolved into an amalgamation of all that is spectacular about the Connecticut... more

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

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

Foliage Secrets of Connecticut

Foliage Secrets of Connecticut »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Foliage Secrets of Connecticut The finest fall foliage drives are right here At this time of year leaf peepers endure traffic winding up through northern... more

The Coastal Traveller at The Harbor View Hotel

The Coastal Traveller at The Harbor View Hotel »

By: Owen McDonald

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard The Obamas took their final summer vacation as First Family where they preferred to summer from the start: Martha's Vineyard.... more

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House

The Coastal Traveller at Ocean House »

By: Owen McDonald

Watch Hill, Rhode Island Coco Chanel famously said, "Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." If... more

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize

Winterize So Your Boat Doesn’t Splinterize »

By: Denis Jakuc

When ships and boats become icebound – which happens more than you probably think – it triggers a conga line of icebreakers and Coast Guard escorts,... more

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Salt Island is a scrap of rock, crested by low vegetation, so close to Middle Beach in Westbrook that people wade to it at low tide. Only a few rotted pilings... more

Get Out Of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut

Get Out Of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut »

By: Ann Nyberg

A column by Emmy-nominated news anchor and longtime Connecticut personality Ann Nyberg, founder of Network Connecticut. Connecticut in summer is the jewel... more

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar »

By: Rob Marchese

Serious writers of Young Adult Fiction take heart: Connecticut’s own Homebound Publications, founded in 2011 and thriving to date, is launching a... more

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed »

By: Lindsay Rizza

WELLfed, an upscale shoreline charity dinner party that builds fresh water wells for impoverished Ugandan villages, is in the process of becoming a standalone... more

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut

Get Out of Your Car…Get Into Connecticut »

By: Ann Nyberg

A column by Emmy-nominated news anchor and longtime Connecticut personality Ann Nyberg, founder of Network Connecticut. Since it debuted in 2013, Coastal... more

Poem: Roots in the Sea

Poem: Roots in the Sea »

By: L. M. Browning

Written on Barn Island, Stonington, CT The channels of sea Meander through the dense reeds. Winding embankments Scallop the coast. The paths... more

Poem: The Mystic River

Poem: The Mystic River »

By: L. M. Browning

Written alongside the Mystic River, Mystic, CT The slow current of the river Is a balm for the overworked mind. Watching the continuous flow Of the... more

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden

Poem: On The Far Side of Walden »

By: L. M. Browning

Written at Walden Pond, Concord, MA Ankle-deep in mud Along the banks of Walden, I find my footing. Standing in the ruins of the cabin, I return... more

Bluefish: Everyman’s Gamefish

Bluefish: Everyman’s Gamefish »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If the American shad that run up the Connecticut River each spring merit the sobriquet “the poor man’s salmon,” a case could be made that the bluefish... more

Slant of Light: An Artist Colony Turned Old Lyme Museum

Slant of Light: An Artist Colony Turned Old Lyme Museum »

By: Heather-Jo Purcell

Florence Griswold was not very good with money. Her heart was just too big to be bothered with it. Born on Christmas Day in 1850 to a once successful sea... more

Against the Tide: Nicole Frechette

Against the Tide: Nicole Frechette »

By: Staff

Madison’s own Nicole Frechette is proving that country music can come from New England. She has a new record out and has recently shared bills with country... more

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison »

By: Sherri Daley

Elizabeth Butler never really meant to open a restaurant. “I was selling life insurance and doing rather well, until a client asked me, ‘Is this what you... 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