| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:03 PM
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....
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2012
When the "Still Revolutionary" state tourism campaign came out last spring, my first reaction was to scratch my head. But the more I thought about it, the more the slogan made sense.
Over 15 years of writing this column, I've visited old mill foundations...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:52 PM
I was a "want-to-believer" walking into the lion's den — Bo Ottmann's mountain lion's den.
Each time I've written about mountain lions, Ottmann has invited me to see his part of northwestern Connecticut. Ottmann is the founder of the Friends of...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The filming of the London arena production of the revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, Oct. 29 and again on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Along Connecticut's highly developed shoreline, there are vast open places like Rocky Neck and Hammonasset state parks, but there are also the little-known treasures such as Farm River State Park and Grass Island.
Add Madison's Garvan Trail to that...
| 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...
| 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...