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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...
  • Connecticut Fishing Report

    INLAND 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-...
  • Fishing Report

    INLAND 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...
  • Bridgeport Neighborhood Reels From Massive Fire

     Bridgeport Neighborhood Reels From Massive Fire
    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...
  • Fishing Guide

    INLAND 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...
  • Upper Farmington River A Fly-Fishing Mecca

    Upper Farmington River A 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...
  • Tavern 1757, Seymour

    Tavern 1757, Seymour
    If you were a veteran chef and restaurateur with a highly successful on-site catering business and you had recently opened a handsome tavern next door with a rustic Italian theme, where would you look for a new chef? Would you promote from within, chat up...
  • Ed Asner Returns To Former American Shakespeare Theatre

    Ed Asner Returns To Former American Shakespeare Theatre
    Ed Asner surveyed the building and grounds of what used to be the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Tuesday morning. It’s turf the seven-time Emmy Award winner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” “...
  • A Town Profile

    The village of Sandy Hook is within the town of Newtown, the fifth-largest town in Connecticut at about 60 square miles. With a population of about 27,000 people, the suburban town is just east of the city of Danbury, but it also has large rural areas....