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  • Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident

    Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident
    Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple-choice exam. No test of piloting a boat in water is required. That surprised and concerned some...
  • Tragedy Highlights Need For Youth Boating Restrictions

    The death of a Greenwich teenager in a boating accident highlights the need for more stringent boat operator requirements. The accident occurred Wednesday, when four 16-year-old Greenwich High School students were operating a boat in Long Island Sound....
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • An Autumn Adventure That Looks Across Beseck Mountain

    An Autumn Adventure That Looks Across Beseck Mountain
    There is a parking area along Route 66 at the Meriden/Middlefield border that is usually full no matter what time of the year. It's the access point for the final leg of the Mattabesett Trail, which winds north to Higby Mountain and eventually Lamentation...
  • ONeill Center To Launch National Music Theater Institute

    The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford is undertaking its largest capital project since its was founded nearly 50 years ago. The state approved a $3 million grant to the Tony Award-winning theater center which will allow it to go forward...
  • A View Of The Sea For All To See

    A View Of The Sea For All To See
    Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty. But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
  • Stuart Walker of Annapolis keeps on sailing through life

    Stuart Walker of Annapolis keeps on sailing through life
    Dr. Stuart Walker is having a pretty good year. The retired Annapolis pediatrician got married in March, turned 90 in April, won a sailing regatta last weekend and on Tuesday was selected for induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. "People...
  • Whitehead's Only Flight Was One Of Fancy

    The General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed a bill honoring the "first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead, rather than Orville and Wilbur Wright. The flight is pure fiction, not fact. It was born in the imagination of Richard...
  • The Preserve May Be Saved Yet

    The Preserve May Be Saved Yet
    If the money can be had, this is a great environmental victory: The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy and protect a stunning 1,000-acre tract along the shore called The Preserve — the last...
  • A Visit To A Preserve With A Cliffside View Of Long Island Sound

    Many people see various animals or faces in the puffy clouds of a midsummer day. Me? I'm more of a see-things-in-rock-formations kind of guy. You know, things like the former "Old Man Of The Mountain," a jumble of granite that once stood on the side of...
  • 8/11/2013-Guess Again

    8/11/2013-Guess Again
    There was a time when I wanted to live on the shore. I thought it would be the perfect life, breathing in that refreshing salt air, watching those fantastic sunsets, digging clams for dinner right out of your own front yard. That all changed with...