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  • Sandy Hook Father Becomes Reluctant But Compelling Spokesman For Gun Control

    Sandy Hook Father Becomes Reluctant But Compelling Spokesman For Gun Control
    Jesse Lewis, 6, and his father spent part of the evening on Dec. 13 at Stew Leonard's grocery in Danbury where they bought Christmas ornaments for one of Jesse's friends, family members and for his first-grade teacher, Victoria Soto. To buy the gifts,...
  • 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...
  • Guilford's Chaffinch Island An Escape From The Winter Doldrums

    Guilford's Chaffinch Island An Escape From The Winter Doldrums
    Maybe it's the grimy, three-week-old piles of snow at the side of the road. Or maybe it's the endless brown and white monochrome of the landscape. Whatever the reason, I needed to get away. But after a blizzard and a couple of feet of snow, it's...
  • UConn Turns Away Maryland, 76-50

    UConn Turns Away Maryland, 76-50
    BRIDGEPORT — Saturday's Sweet 16 game was expected to be the Bridgeport Regional's restaging of a winter battle between Eastern foes, only this time along the cusp of Long Island Sound on a warm, spring day. "We were talking about how physical the...
  • Connecticut's Story Key To Cultural Tourism

    Culture, tourism, placemaking and economic development are four concepts that belong together. Good public policy requires thinking strategically about their interrelatedness. Despite being one of only six states with abundant, on-the-ground and...
  • 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...
  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • 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...