| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:29 PM
"Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast"
Smithsonian Books, $40
Too much emphasis is placed on observing man-made borders rather than on just experiencing the natural contours and geography of the Earth for its own sake. A case in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Glastonbury's Director of Health is calling it a career after 34 years serving the town of Glastonbury. David Boone's last official day is July 31, although he will remain interim Health Director on an as-needed basis, until a new director takes the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman, Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Yes, that Mark Sanford — the erstwhile...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:44 PM
South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, citing an ongoing lawsuit with his ex-wife.
"No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The National Park Service is close to acquiring 525 acres of scenic land facing the Delaware River and Appalachian Trail in Monroe County.
The Smithfield Township property, originally part of the Shawnee Valley Planned Residential Development,...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:51 AM
"A Walk in the Woods" has taken a big step forward.
The long-planned adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir has begun production with director Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You") at the helm, the film's backers, Wildwood Enterprises and Route...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
You see that guy off in the distance? Out there in the middle of the woods waving the white flag of surrender? That's me.
Merely a month ago, I had knocked the crown off Granby's Enders Falls as king of the Connecticut waterfalls and placed it firmly on...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Lloyd G. Shackelford, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. worker and a longtime Lutherville resident, died April 30 of complications from cancer at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Walsenburg. He was 94.
The son of Lloyd Russell Shackelford,...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal have joined Robert Redford in the independent drama "A Walk in the Woods."
Wildwood Enterprises and Route One Films started production Monday on the film, an adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday.
You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Oh the Casanovas of Canton!
The neighborhood seems so wholesome -- all those bright young things going to yoga class and drinking at bars on the square -- but it turns out Canton is full of people looking to cheat.
That's according to the folks at...