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Old Saybrook

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  • Property of the Week: Bridlewood in Vernon

    Property of the Week: Bridlewood in Vernon
    Moving to Bridlewood in Vernon was a logical choice for Diane and Steve Augustus when they reached the not-quite-empty-nester stage of family life. After living for ten years in Ellington, three of their four children had grown up and left their five-...
  • Tissa's Adds More Moroccan

    Tissa's Adds More Moroccan
    At Tissa's Le Souk du Maroc in Old Saybrook, the heady aromas and flavors of Moroccan cuisine are served in historic surroundings. Five years ago, Kathy and Mohammed Benjdid moved their food business from the Boston Post Road to the James Pharmacy, a...
  • 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...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?

    What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?
    Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad. As principal planner and deputy director for the...
  • Property of the Week: 46 Stockbridge Drive in Avon

    Property of the Week: 46 Stockbridge Drive in Avon
    You know you’re on the way to a special home well before arriving at 46 Stockbridge Drive in Avon. The neighborhood roads that hug the rising terrain west of Lovely Street are lined with tastefully appointed, landscaped homes. A preview of the...
  • Preserve-Hopping In Essex Land Trust's Fern Ledge, Heron Pond

    Preserve-Hopping In Essex Land Trust's Fern Ledge, Heron Pond
    One of the questions I find myself answering all the time from readers of this column is: "Where do you find these places?" Most of the time the answer is websites, land trust trail guides, or just looking on maps. But in the case of the Essex Land...
  • An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

    An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest
    Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
  • A Visit To A Rare Atlantic White Cedar Forest On Upper Bolton Lake

    A Visit To A Rare Atlantic White Cedar Forest On Upper Bolton Lake
    I don't think I've ever gone on a hike to a place with a feature that was described as "as thick as dog hair." But it's the perfect description for the magical place that is an Atlantic white cedar forest. The trees are native to the Atlantic coast,...
  • Blue Hound: Southern Coastal Cuisine

    Blue Hound: Southern Coastal Cuisine
    Matt and Tracy Carroll called the Chapel Hill, N.C., area home for about 20 years, but a few years ago, they found themselves discussing a return to Connecticut. The Farmington natives, who moved to North Carolina after college, ran a successful 100-...
  • Property of the Week: Chester Forest Estates

    Property of the Week: Chester Forest Estates
    “We’re looking forward to an exciting springtime at Chester Forest Estates,” says builder Alan Williams. “We’re offering three new energy-efficient home plans and always enjoy showing new buyers how they can customize.”...