| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:14 PM
LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported as slow in many areas. Night fishing is still producing some fish (try black jitterbugs and surface poppers). Waters to try include Billings Lake, Gardner Lake, Tyler Lake, Burr Pond, Lake Saltonstall, Shenipsit...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:35 AM
It can produce liver and nerve toxins, asthma-like symptoms, severe vomiting and diarrhea; it frequently kills pets; and in rare cases it triggers temporary blindness and even death for humans.
The potentially deadly villain is called "toxic blue-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For breast cancer survivors, support groups have taken various incarnations. Some are based around art therapy or yoga, others are held in more traditional settings. One is even set in a river, where the tranquil setting of fly fishing offers a unique way...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Jeffrey Sabol's maritime paintings are a reflection of his sea-time: from day-trips up the placid Housatonic River to years working on long-line fishing vessels. Now, Sabol, who makes his home in Westbrook, reflects on that same sea in Maritime New...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:09 AM
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,” “...