| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The only trouble with a town's best-kept secret is that no one knows about it. Such is the case with Higganum's Swan Hill.
But that's going to change soon, thanks to the volunteer-run Higganum Vision Group and Haddam Trail Initiative. They're...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Norwalk City Councilman David Watts objected to the city's purchase of a new $30,000 Ford Edge for use by Mayor Richard Moccia and he found the perfect way to raise his concern: diss track! "Look at the mayor in a brand new car, riding around like a movie...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Growing up, whenever the latest "Highlights For Children" magazine came I would tear through it looking for the "hidden pictures" puzzle and spend my walk back from the mailbox searching for things like a baseball bat, toothbrush and a slice of pie....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Two images come to mind when one mentions the words "peaceful valley."
The first image is of a place where the only sounds visitors hear are autumn's final leaf rattling at the end of a branch, a babbling brook tumbling over boulders through the...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Walk along the trails of Portland's Riverfront Park and you will quickly discover just about everything is brown. The paths are brown. The stones — from pebbles to boulders — are brown. The mud is brown. And by the end of the hike, your...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Exploring Westwoods in a morning or afternoon is a daunting task.
The 1,200-acre preserve to the west of historic Guilford center has 39 miles of trails. And that's not even the time-consuming part. Once you enter this magical natural world jammed...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:13 AM
Everything has its exceptions, and this column is no different.
For years, I've been exploring all corners of the state looking for places to escape — places where civilization disappears. Places where you forget you are in one of the most...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Many towns and cities have turned their backs on the Connecticut River since early in the 20th century, so New England's longest waterway often flows unnoticed through our state.
But if you search it out, you'll find places like the Windsor Locks...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Connecticut loses approximately 8,000 acres of farmland to housing developments and urban sprawl each year, according to the Connecticut Farmland Trust. That's why places like Bauer Park are so special.
Madison's Bauer Park was once the farm of Erwin C....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Shortly after parking my car near the railroad tracks in Manchester, I heard the sound of a train whistle. And I knew in an instant it wasn't a train as I saw Susan Barlow wearing an engineer's hat and blowing into a wooden whistle.
I had arrived at the...