| Aug 19, 2011
I love old roads. They are about as close to a time machine as one can get, outside of the one I'm tinkering with in my basement.
And East Haddam's Creek Row is about as old as they come, being the first road built in a town that dates to the 1660s, when...
| Sep 16, 2011
Devil's Hopyard State Park is legendary.
According to one legend, the area got its name because the devil is afraid of water, or at least has tail issues. Satan got his tail wet in the Eightmile River, the legend goes, and he became so mad he stomped...
| Nov 11, 2011
I love going to the beeches in the middle of autumn.
As in American beech tree groves. Those are the trees with the ghostly gray bark and leaves that are actually reaching their peak foliage now through the end of the month. These are the trees you see...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Despite what you might read each week in The Bottom Line, the consumer isn't always right.
Consumers, all of us, only think we're right every time. Jennifer Johnson of East Haddam thought she had a case against Verizon Wireless after being promised a...
| Sep 1, 2012
Ted Diamond was too fast to get caught last year when customers of his Moodus fencing company say he stole thousands of dollars from them before leaving his business, his family and Connecticut.
Diamond probably wouldn't be sitting in Ventura County jail...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
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.
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Fans of National Geographic Channel's reality show "Abandoned" which stars Sellersville's Jay Chaikin can now find out more about the items Jay uncovers on a blog written by Jay's wife Ricki at the National geographic Channel web site. On the......
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Consumer Reports reliability ratings slam Jaguar and other European brands....
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Tweet seats, seats in theaters that are set aside for people who want to tweet a performance, appear to be a growing trend....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I-Park, an artists’ residency program and creative community on 450 acres in East Haddam, is re-opening its grounds to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 the 20, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Self-directed trail walks include a boat ride to...