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  • Blizzard Of 1978

    The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts. Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
  • A Winter Visit To The Iconic Shack Of Guilford's Grass Island

    A Winter Visit To The Iconic Shack Of Guilford's Grass Island
    "Motif Number 1" is perhaps the quintessential seaside shack of them all. The barn red fishing shack sits at the end of a pier jutting out into the middle of a busy Rockport, Mass. harbor. Multicolored lobster buoys hang haphazardly from its clapboards...
  • Hartford Forward Mark Nwakamma, Team's Leading Scorer And Rebounder, Expected To Play Saturday Vs. Albany

    Mark Nwakamma, the leading scorer and rebounder for the Hartford men’s basketball team, is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Albany after missing two games with a knee injury. Hartford (10-14, 4-5 America East), which has also been...
  • February Vacation Day Trips & Programs

    February Vacation Day Trips & Programs
    Some schools will soon be out for February vacation, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. You can sign your child up for one of these vacation day programs or visit a nearby attraction. NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 56 Lexington St.,...
  • 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...
  • Carnett: Selfie is nothing new, but the self-absorption is

    I took my first — and I'm pretty sure last — "selfie" in the summer of 1964. Perhaps you're aware of this fresh utterance for a 21st century phenomenon. Oxford Dictionary recently tabbed "selfie" its 2013 word of the year. The term...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek

    A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek
    I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
  • In Sandy's Path, Memories And Treasures Float Away

    In Sandy's Path, Memories And Treasures Float Away
    When Sandy ripped through Connecticut's shoreline homes, it scattered memories far and wide, a testament to the storm's mindless but personal sweep.  A 1952 wedding album was buried in mud near the water in Fairfield. An antique desk floated in nearby...