| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
"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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
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.,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
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...