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  • An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

    An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest
    Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
  • Although The Existence Of Pirate Treasure Is Questionable, Rocky Hill's Bulkley Park Is A Jewel

    It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River. There's the cursed Charles Island off the...
  • James M. Cain's 'Paradise'

    James M. Cain's 'Paradise'
    Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay. PARADISE I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
  • Restaurant review: Aw shucks, it's pure bliss at L&E Oyster Bar

     Restaurant review: Aw shucks, it's pure bliss at L&E Oyster Bar
    I'm crazy for oysters, always have been. At Hog Island Oysters near Bodega Bay, I've been known to down three or four dozen at a time, all shucked, slowly, by me. Wherever I'm headed, you can be sure I've got the oyster bars mapped out ahead of time. So...
  • Obama Declares Connecticut A 'Major Disaster' Area For Seven Counties, Allows 75% Reimbursement For Cities and Towns

    HARTFORD — President Obama declared Thursday that Connecticut suffered a "major disaster'' in the pre-Halloween snowstorm, a designation that makes reimbursement easier for cities and towns. The declaration allows a 75 percent reimbursement to...
  • August 28, 2011-Plague of Locusts Tomorrow?

    August 28, 2011-Plague of Locusts Tomorrow?
    I remember Hurricane Gloria in 1985. My family was watching the TV coverage on Channel 8 and it looked pretty bad. It came boiling across Long Island Sound and the closer it got to Connecticut, the more we were frightened. We'd never been through a...
  • Sept. 11 Resonates In Greenwich 10 Years Later

    Sept. 11 Resonates In Greenwich 10 Years Later
    Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day. He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...
  • Restaurant review: Stick with seafood standards at Reter's

    Restaurant review: Stick with seafood standards at Reter's
    With surfboards, fish and kites decorating the walls and ceiling, Reter's Crabhouse puts you in the mood for a beach blanket banquet. The Reisterstown seafood restaurant, which opened 14 years ago and later expanded because of popular demand, has a...
  • Scene & Heard: Colleagues luncheon honors Nancy Reagan

    Scene & Heard: Colleagues luncheon honors Nancy Reagan
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
  • Seeing Long Island Sound Without Getting Your Feet Wet

    By PETER MARTEKA,pmarteka@courant.com With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer - finally upon us after an Ice Age-like winter and a soggy, cloudy spring, Long Island Sound may be the hot destination this weekend. But with water...
  • June 3, 2011

    June 3, 2011
    I grew up in the Midwest and recognize the weather conditions that can cause tornadoes. It was hot and extremely humid Wednesday and a cold front was sweeping toward the East Coast. This system had spawned violent weather in the Midwest, so all that day,...