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  • 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...
  • Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage

    Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage
    In some ways, Israel Putnam defied the image of a classic American hero. Stout, if not fat, he was unreserved, a man of many words who reveled in racy ballads and rum-fueled stories. He was also a farmer from Connecticut, a state with few pedestals in...
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  • Eating Well Along The Connecticut Wine Trail

    Eating Well Along The Connecticut Wine Trail
    The next time you're visiting the state's farm wineries, save room for pan-roasted chicken breast with housemade gnocchi, spring onions and sweet peas, paired with an estate reserve Chardonnay. Or dry Riesling with wood-grilled Jamaican jerk chicken,...
  • Chris Christie, by Shakespeare

    If Chris Christie's insistence that he didn't order his aides to snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge sounds familiar, it should. Think Shakespeare. More specifically, think "Richard II." Reading the emails sent by Christie's aides and...
  • 'Bombogenesis' Scary, But It Beats Politics

    Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items: No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
  • 'Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light' at Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret

    'Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light' at Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret
    Sixteen regional artists play around with contrast at Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light, on display at Pomfret's Celebrations Gallery until Sept. 1. Go see works in different mediums — photography, sculpture, mixed media, paints of all kinds,...
  • A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History

    A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History
    Putnam markets itself pretty well, calling the town "Connecticut's Best Kept Secret" or "The Heart of Connecticut's Quiet Corner." And a secret within that heart is the River Mills Heritage Trail and Putnam River Trail – two paths that showcase...
  • Man arrested for throwing bottles off roof of Carlisle hotel

    Man arrested for throwing bottles off roof of Carlisle hotel
    Police needed the assistance of a ladder truck to remove an inebriated man from the roof of the Comfort Suites early Sunday morning. William Owens, 22, of Carlisle and Newville, was throwing bottles onto South Hanover Street and parking garage. Police...
  • Food Network Star Tyler Anderson Will Help Kick Off Big Red For the Arts Event in Hartford

    Food Network Star Tyler Anderson Will Help Kick Off Big Red For the Arts Event in Hartford
    Big Red ForThe Arts Feb. 6, The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt St., Hartford, letsgoarts.org, $175 for VIP Tasting and Entrance, $100 for General Entrance ($375 for a group of four)   If you've ever wanted to taste from a wide-ranging spectrum...
  • Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail

    Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail
    Sigh. That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....