| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:01 PM
For the second time in as many years, federal lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are petitioning Congress to repeal a 2008 mandate to sell Plum Island in Long Island Sound, a unique habitat that should be preserved and turned into a wildlife...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Let there be no confusion on the matter. As of Sunday evening the vibes are now legitimately, painstakingly gathered.
It took one very long and very hot four-day weekend to complete a mission that demanded ample peace, music and hula-hoops, regardless...
| Jan 1, 2012
Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay.
I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
| Apr 7, 2012
I'm crazy for oysters, always have been. At Hog Island Oysters near Bodega Bay, I've been known to down three or four dozen at a time, all shucked, slowly, by me. Wherever I'm headed, you can be sure I've got the oyster bars mapped out ahead of time. So...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jerry Berkowitz, cantor at Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors.
Q: How do you work out your official positions at one synagogue while serving as cantor at...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it.
The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup.
"If you acted up, she...
| Sep 6, 2011
On Sept. 11, 2001, Dalton Ghetti was on his way to work from his home in Bridgeport when he heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. When he got to his office job in Wilton, he watched on TV as the second plane...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:39 AM
I remember Hurricane Gloria in 1985. My family was watching the TV coverage on Channel 8 and it looked pretty bad. It came boiling across Long Island Sound and the closer it got to Connecticut, the more we were frightened. We'd never been through a...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day.
He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...