| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:50 PM
COVENTRY — Last Saturday afternoon, Ellie Jean cruised to an easy victory in the Varsity 3 race at the Haddad Windham Invitational cross country meet. Her time, in the slowest race of the day, was the third fastest among girls, only a second...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:57 PM
A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter's night in 1805. Faulkner's Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced to the west to Goose Island, where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:47 AM
My license plate says “Save The Sound.” My wife and I are regulars at Hammonasset Beach State Park. I caught my first flounder not far away. Do I love Long Island Sound? In a word, yes. Am I concerned about it warming? In a word, no. It has...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
I like drones. Well, let’s put it this way. I see the practical uses of drones. Of course, the technology being new, some people have run afoul of proper drone use already. The other day a drone almost collided with a NYPD helicopter. Not cool. A...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
If there is a month for walking on beach sand, nature's coastal cushion, it is August.
Usually a hot and humid month in Connecticut, to be sure, but that is part of the allure of beach walking. When the air is stifling and motionless inland, there often...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Video recently posted online shows a woman attacking a man and accusing him of being a pervert after she saw him operating a drone with a camera on it at a Connecticut beach, according to PIX 11.
In the video a woman identified as 23-year-old Andrea...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hardwood floors, abundant light and meticulously crafted built-ins are what you notice first when walking into the Glastonbury home of Paul and Denise Reddington. But it's what's in the basement — and hidden under the lawn and inside the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There was a time when I wanted to live on the shore. I thought it would be
the perfect life, breathing in that refreshing salt air, watching those
fantastic sunsets, digging clams for dinner right out of your own front
yard. That all changed with...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:01 PM
There was a time when I wanted to live on the shore. It seemed so peaceful, healthful, a place of contemplation, a status symbol, a sure sign to the rest of the world of my success. I've changed my mind.
I love visiting friends on the shore, or renting a...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
1) Sleeping Giant State Park
200 Mount Carmel Ave.
2) Hammonasset Beach State Park
3) East Rock Park
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritually uplifting practice, and what better place to practice it than the beach? Carolyn Murphy, of Riverdog Yoga in Old Saybrook, will be leading a free yoga class at Hammonasset Beach. The class is open to the...