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  • Connecticut Options For The Appalachian Trail

    TheĀ  Appalachian TrailĀ  extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at...
  • 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...
  • America's hometowns, found in New England

    America's hometowns, found in New England
    It's autumn in New England The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door. People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
  • Secrets of Rome revealed

    Secrets of Rome revealed
    After living in Rome for almost three years, I moved back to the U.S. at the beginning of the summer. I packed up my apartment, gave my books to friends and left my potted plants for the next tenant. Now someone else is standing at the window overlooking...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State

    Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State
    Nikki Wells and Barbara McNickles, a 40-something lesbian couple from Ohio, didn't think of themselves as economic trendsetters when they got in their car and drove to Connecticut on a chilly day in March last year. They just wanted to get married....
  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
  • 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...
  • 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...