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  • In Orange, An Easy Hike Leads To Splendid Views

    In Orange, An Easy Hike Leads To Splendid Views
    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...
  • 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...
  • Toxic Algae: Another Reason to Worry About Global Warming

    Toxic Algae: Another Reason to Worry About Global Warming
    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-...
  • A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail

    A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail
    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...
  • A Maritime New England Exhibit at Fresh Ayer Gallery in Old Lyme

    A Maritime New England Exhibit at Fresh Ayer Gallery in Old Lyme
    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...
  • Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., is a classic place to curl up

    Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., is a classic place to curl up
    It's been a mild winter in the Northeast so far and I, for one, don't like it. I miss those exciting blizzards that hit the region almost nonstop from Christmas to Presidents Day. I moved from Rome to New England in 2011, and everything was fine until...
  • New Jersey Floodwaters Crest, 2,000 Homes Evacuated

    New Jersey Floodwaters Crest, 2,000 Homes Evacuated
    Major flooding continued along the Passaic River in northern New Jersey on Sunday after the river crested at Little Falls nearly 5 feet above flood stage late on Saturday, meteorologists said. About 2,000 homes have been evacuated as recent rains and...
  • An uncertain future for a Stratford engine plant

    The feds have done it again. They've turned down the only bid they got in their latest effort to find somebody to take possession and clean up pollution at the vast, echoing complex of buildings known as the Stratford Army Engine Plant. Seems like...
  • Stratford Snafu

     Stratford Snafu
    The hotshots who flew into battle in gull-winged Corsairs built along the bank of the Housatonic River had a word for it. So did the tank jockeys who fired up engines made in the same sprawling complex decades later. That word is "snafu." As in:...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Case Hinges on Facebook Photos

    Connecticut Supreme Court Case Hinges on Facebook Photos
    Her Facebook page was, according to state prosecutors, "a shrine to alcohol, lewdness and debauchery," and they used photos posted there to help put Alia Altajir away for three years in the women's prison in Niantic. Last week, Connecticut's State...
  • Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires

    Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators. This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...