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A Collegial Spirit Uplifts Young Scholars at The Williams School

A Collegial Spirit Uplifts Young Scholars at The Williams School »

By: Owen McDonald

Small School. Big Impact. Students in grades 6–12 walk into school listening to history teacher Mr. Emanuel’s daily music selection blaring from the... more

Stephen White Against the Tide

Stephen White Against the Tide »

By: Tom Soboleski

Stephen White - Against the Tide Among the best-known Connecticut landmarks is Mystic Seaport. A multi-faceted museum covering 19 acres, it is home to four... more

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Dances Its Own Waltz »

By: Owen McDonald

// Ballet is high art and we want to try to introduce children to that. In the European tradition, ballet was once seen as part of young a girl's... more

At the Helm – Rear Admiral James E. Rendon

At the Helm – Rear Admiral James E. Rendon »

By: Owen McDonald

Rear Admiral James E. Rendon, Superintendent, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London It might not surprise people to know that roughly 80% of the... 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

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park

Warfare Redux: Fort Trumbull State Park »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If only there was a Connecticut state park where could pit your video game skills as a submarine SONAR operator against an enemy vessel; catch films on... more

New London Calling: Robert Cray Smokes the GAC

New London Calling: Robert Cray Smokes the GAC »

By: Owen McDonald

For the final date of their current tour, The Robert Cray Band decided to raise the roof on one of their favorite venues, the Garde Arts Center in New London,... more

Gardening That Draws In The Birds

Gardening That Draws In The Birds »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

While leading a bird watching tour in northern India the famed British ornithologist, David Bassil Hunt, was killed by a Bengal tiger. This fate is highly... 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

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline

Up and Down the Music Scale and the Coastline »

By: Ed Bartlett

Music on the shoreline is as diverse as the shoreline. As always, it starts in New Haven. These days the best part of The Scene in New haven focuses around... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday on the Shoreline

Holiday on the Shoreline »

By: John Gaffney

  There’s a scene in the classic movie ‘Christmas in Connecticut’ where Robert Shayne tells Barbara Stanwyck that she has to go arrange her... more