| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:44 PM
TROUT: DEEP's fall trout stockings continue. From mid-September through mid-October, DEEP is releasing 30,000 trophy and adult sized trout into selected waters throughout the state. Mixed conditions are in the bag for this weekend, with some much-...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
TROUT: DEEP's fall trout stockings began last week. Through mid-October, DEEP is releasing 30,000 trophy and adult-sized trout into selected waters. About 14,000 are trophy-sized brown trout (all greater than 12 inches) and the remaining 16,000...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:42 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
BRIDGEPORT — Sweet-smelling smoke continued to rise Friday from the rubble of a massive fire that destroyed two businesses — one of which housed industrial perfumes.
The five-alarm fire bent metal and sparked a series of explosions that...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:12 PM
LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported as generally slow to fair. Places to try include Mudge Pond, West Hill Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, Highland Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Candlewood Lake (finding bigger largemouth has been tough recently, but catches...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:53 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:56 PM
To reach most overlooks in the state, one must scramble up craggy rocks, swing over bottomless chasms and grasp the sides of ledges with your fingernails.
Well, at least it sometimes feels that way.
That's not the case for those who visit the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail.
And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...