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  • Daytrippers: Ice Fishing

    Daytrippers: Ice Fishing
         We arrive at the Morris side of Bantam Lake on a sunny Saturday morning.  The rough, expansive ice is already dotted with about a dozen fishing camps, some with fire pits, tents and a gourmet selection of food, pulled in a special sled.    One thing is for sure:  ice fishing lovers are incredibly enthusiastic!  "Oh, it makes the winter go by," says longtime angler Shawna Casper.  "It's exciting to look forward to the weekend to go ice fishing!"
  • Fly-Fishing Mecca

    Fly-Fishing Mecca
    Fourteen years ago, Jack Gagnon moved from Waterbury to the tiny village of Lakeville, Maine (population 105), near the Canadian border. He went to enjoy the peace and quiet and the trout fishing. But in recent years, he has been making a yearly summer...

    Cornwall Covered Bridge Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    CORNWALL - To Melissa Andrews, the Cornwall Covered Bridge represents more than a means for crossing the Housatonic River. "It is a portal to a special place," said Andrews, a Cornwall resident and unofficial bridge historian. "In of itself it's...

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812
    The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure. Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...

    The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park

    The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park
    Ah, the Connecticut caves. As in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and free checking, I was once a believer in the caves. There was an old cave in the Cobalt section of East Hampton I would visit as a child. An honest-to-goodness dark open maw along the...