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  • Visiting Bartlett's Tower In Bloomfield

    Visiting Bartlett's Tower In Bloomfield
    An old, broken iron gate leans against a stone pillar and a barely discernable carriage road snakes up through the woods along the spine of a traprock ridge. Near the top of the ridge, a fieldstone and brick chimney rises into the deep blue winter sky,...
  • Take A Wildlife Tour Of Long Island Sound

    Take A Wildlife Tour Of Long Island Sound
    Whether there is snow or ice, Long Island Sound is always full of fascinating wildlife, especially during this cold season when the water is free of boat traffic.  So, grab your warmest coat, hat and mittens and embark on a Winter Creature Cruise...
  • Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks

    Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks
    This article is part of our 2013 New Haven Annual Manual   Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, 203-318-8651. Once a working farm, now a 65-acre nature preserve. Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform. Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman...
  • Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds

    Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds
    When it comes to pirate tourism Connecticut often gets robbed of its fair share of the booty. Sure, pirate activity in the Caribbean has inspired the Disney ride and a billion dollar film franchise, and the famous Blackbeard spent his later years...
  • Lobster Season Shut Down In The Sound

    For the first time, lobster season in Long Island Sound will be shut down for most of the fall. From Sunday through Nov. 28, it will be illegal to trap lobsters there. The move is a sad one for Connecticut's already struggling fishing industry, but it's...
  • In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead

    In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead
    It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
  • A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's

    A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's
    The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
  • Stronger Laws Needed To Rebuild Fisheries

    For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
  • The Stone Walls Of Mansfield

    The Stone Walls Of Mansfield
    During my travels across the state, I've seen plenty of stone walls snaking their way through the woods – a tangible link to the land's agricultural past before the New England forest reclaimed it. I've seen lichen-covered walls. I've visted...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Rocks: A Local-Centric Radio Show Hits the 100 Mark

    Connecticut Rocks:  A Local-Centric Radio Show Hits the 100 Mark
    With the back seat and trunk of his car crammed full of hundreds of CDs by Connecticut bands, Bob D'Aprile is a rolling encyclopedia of local music. Known almost universally as Bob D, the Stamford resident has had a singular hand in shaping the contours...