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  • 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...
  • No Folly In Bethany, Just Beauty

    No Folly In Bethany, Just Beauty
    When U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated a treaty with the Russians to purchase Alaska in 1867, it was called "Seward's Folly" because many believed the "last frontier" was a wasteland. Mendell's Folly in Bethany is no wasteland. The...
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
  • The Ancient Sand Dunes Of Lake Hitchcock In Windsor

    The Ancient Sand Dunes Of Lake Hitchcock In Windsor
    This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape. One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
  • A Walk Along The Eagle's Beak In Haddam

    A Walk Along The Eagle's Beak In Haddam
    HADDAM — It happens each time I hike on a cloudy day. I walk through the dark, shadowy forest until I reach the path to an overlook. As I approach the opening in the forest, the clouds part and I hear an angelic chorus as I step out and take in the...
  • HartBeat Ensemble, RAW, Others Participate In "Occupy #S17" Event

    HartBeat Ensemble, RAW, Others Participate In "Occupy #S17" Event
    HartBeat Ensemble and Real Art Ways are will present on Monday, Sept. 17  at "OCCUPY #S17," a performance to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street movement. This free, one-night-onkly event will be held at RAW at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford...
  • 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...
  • Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA

    Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA
    Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...