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  • Former Girl Scout Camp Now Berlin's Hatchery Brook Conservation Area

    Former Girl Scout Camp Now Berlin's Hatchery Brook Conservation Area
    As flags were raised into the blue sky during the dedication ceremony for Camp Meribrite on a June day in 1966, the hope was many would "enjoy the beauty and contentment" of the Girl Scout day camp "now and into the future." And although that beauty has...
  • 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...
  • Johnny Mainstream CD Release Party at Main Pub in Manchester on March 8

    Johnny Mainstream CD Release Party at Main Pub in Manchester on March 8
    The Manchester, Conn.-based five-piece Johnny Mainstream (pictured) hosts a release party for their second album, Ghost Broadway, this Friday night at the Main Pub. It's sure to be filled with friends and well-wishers, and also some serious Americana-...
  • Former Nike Missile Site Decays In Portland's Meshomasic State Forest

    Former Nike Missile Site Decays In Portland's Meshomasic State Forest
    While growing up, my days after school and on weekends consisted of building forts in the woods where my friends and I would defend the forests and valleys against invading soldiers. Then I discovered a real army fort deep in the Meshomasic State Forest...
  • Finding A Stunning View Of The Connecticut River From The Top Of Hubbard Brook Preserve

    Finding A Stunning View Of The Connecticut River From The Top Of Hubbard Brook Preserve
    The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles. I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
  • 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,...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
  • News of the Weird: Ireland to Issue DUI Permits?

    News of the Weird: Ireland to Issue DUI Permits?
    Cliche Come to Life: The Kerry, Ireland, county council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. The councillors reasoned that in the county's isolated regions, some seniors live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub, but fear a DUI arrest...
  • A List of Jamaican and West Indian Restaurants Around Connecticut

    A List of Jamaican and West Indian Restaurants Around Connecticut
    Anthony's Jamaican Restaurant 410 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, (860) 643-8200 Bernice Bragadosus 851 Albany Ave., Hartford, (860) 549-2104 Berties West Indian & American Restaurant 928 North Main St., Waterbury, (203) 757-4330 Caribbean American...
  • Portland Officials Hold Hope For Converting A Portion Of Air Line Railroad Into Hiking Trail

    Portland Officials Hold Hope For Converting A Portion Of Air Line Railroad Into Hiking Trail
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail. I...
  • Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail

    Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail
    Sigh. That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....