| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:01 AM
EAST HADDAM — A home on Mount Parnassus Road was destroyed by fire early Monday, fire officials said.
The fire at the vacant home was reported by a passerby at 2:45 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames shooting out of the windows and...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website...