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Old Saybrook

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  • Thumbs Up For Old Saybrook Purchase

    Thumbs up to the residents of Old Saybrook, who voted overwhelmingly to commit $3 million to the purchase of the Preserve, a 1,000-acre, ecologically significant coastal forest that once was slated to become a golf course and housing development. The...
  • Property of the Week: 98 Hartford Avenue in Wethersfield

    Property of the Week: 98 Hartford Avenue in Wethersfield
    Wethersfield has been appreciated as a desirable place to live since it was first discovered and settled more than three centuries ago by a band of English traders led by John Oldham in 1634. Today the section of town known as “Old” or “...
  • Vote Yes On The Preserve

    Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England. Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
  • When Forests Covered The Connecticut Landscape

    When Forests Covered The Connecticut Landscape
    In 1600, what was to become Connecticut was essentially nothing but trees. "If it isn't a rock outcrop, and it isn't a wetland or water body, and it isn't a bald patch on a coastal dune, it is all forest," said Robert M. Thorson, a University of...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Eileen Ivers Bringing Her Irish Fusion Sounds And Immigrant Soul To The Kate

    Eileen Ivers Bringing Her Irish Fusion Sounds And Immigrant Soul To The Kate
    As a precociously smart, athletic tomboy, Eileen Ivers, a future world heavyweight champion Irish fiddler, had a natural gift for stickball, playing on the streets of her Bronx neighborhood where she was raised by her Irish immigrant parents in a loving...
  • Democrats Reap $91,000 From Charter Schools Advocate And His Family

    There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family. A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...
  • Property of the Week: Seaside Village in Niantic

    Property of the Week: Seaside Village in Niantic
    Due diligence and luck often go hand-in-hand in the pursuit of finding the perfect home. For Lynn Frasier it all came together after several visits to Seaside Village and months of screening other single-family homes and condominiums in Niantic. When...
  • Maryland Clean Energy Investor Buys $107M In Leases From Old Saybrook Firm

    An Old Saybrook company has sold a $107 million portfolio of land leases for wind power projects to a real estate investment trust based in Annapolis, Md. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, a renewable energy financing company, is...
  • Property of the Week: 10 Billow Road in Old Saybrook

    Property of the Week: 10 Billow Road in Old Saybrook
    Susan and Howard Kilman lived in another shoreline community when they found themselves house hunting in Old Saybrook. Although the town offers myriad amenities – a bustling Main Street, a good school system and public library, beaches, marinas...
  • Katharine Hepburn's former estate back on the market

    Katharine Hepburn's former estate back on the market
    Katharine Hepburn’s onetime haven in Old Saybrook, Conn., appears to be on a rather torturous price path. Just relisted at $14.8 million, the picturesque waterfront estate has been offered at as high as $30 million in the last several years. Price...