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  • Canton Land Conservation Trust Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    Barry Deutsch refers to himself as an "old city guy who fell in love with the outdoors." These days, with his faithful dog Buddy by his side, the president of the Canton Land Conservation Trust feels more at home in wide open spaces. I was recently a...
  • Crime & Punishment: Drunk, Naked Man Screams at Wendy's Employees in Manchester

    Crime & Punishment: Drunk, Naked Man Screams at Wendy's Employees in Manchester
    Two Connecticut libraries are seriously considering how to handle visits from furries, the subculture of people who dress in anthropomorphic animal costumes. The Hartford Courant reports that the concern started when a fully costumed furry walked into the...
  • A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback

    A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback
    "This is the jewel right here." With that simple statement, Christina Clayton, president of the Old Lyme Land Trust, summed up the group's newest addition: the John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve. The land is a stunning patch of forest, stone walls,...
  • An Autumn Ghost Fair From The Top Of Mount Pisgah

    An Autumn Ghost Fair From The Top Of Mount Pisgah
    A fog hovered low over the fairgrounds in the distance. The sun peeked in and out of the clouds illuminating a group of pitch pines nestled in among birch leaves turning their autumn yellow on top of Mount Pisgah. I suddenly felt like I was transported to...
  • Guilford's Timberland, With 15 Miles Of Trails, Lakes And Streams, Is Worth A Visit

    Guilford's Timberland, With 15 Miles Of Trails, Lakes And Streams, Is Worth A Visit
    While exploring the Timberland preserve, I stepped into a muddy bank and sank. I heard a few "plops" as the amphibians fled into the water. But then I stared down into a pair of bulging eyes on one of the biggest – and bravest - bullfrogs I had ever...
  • Embrace your dark side at The Devil's Carnival on July 20

    Embrace your dark side at The Devil's Carnival on July 20
    This Friday, The Devil’s Carnival, the newest project from Darren Lynn Bousma (director of Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV) is coming to Manchester. Described vividly as “Tales from the Crypt meets the anti-Glee”, The Devil’s...
  • The Willimantic River's Great Split Rock Boulder, Lost Scripture Bridge

    I'm not sure if it was the large rounded rocks along the trail that made me think of a cobblestone road, but as I stood on the abutments of Scripture Bridge and watched the Willimantic River flow past, I kept turning around to see if a carriage or horse-...
  • A Strange Beginning, But A Great Middle And End On Waterbury's Hancock Brook Trail

    It was the strangest trailhead I've seen in my travels across the state: On one side, a dilapidated iron truss bridge with more air than wood for its walkway and on the other side an unwelcoming fence for the Blue Stone Quarry. But then I saw it. A...
  • West Suffield Mountain Offers One Of The 'Best Views In State'

    West Suffield Mountain Offers One Of The 'Best Views In State'
    Three teacher friends "passionately fighting off" the three dreaded words – back to school – can't be wrong. Neither can Farmer Ed and Tippi, who have hiked to the summit of West Suffield Mountain and Chimney Point more than 60 times in 2012....
  • Higganum's Secret Swan Hill Not So Secret Anymore

    Higganum's Secret Swan Hill Not So Secret Anymore
    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...
  • Crime and Punishment: City Councilman records diss track about the Norwalk Mayor

    Crime and Punishment: City Councilman records diss track about the Norwalk Mayor
    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...