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  • West Suffield Mountain Offers One Of The 'Best Views In State'

    West Suffield Mountain Offers One Of The 'Best Views In State'
    Three teacher friends "passionately fighting off" the three dreaded words – back to school – can't be wrong. Neither can Farmer Ed and Tippi, who have hiked to the summit of West Suffield Mountain and Chimney Point more than 60 times in 2012....
  • Higganum's Secret Swan Hill Not So Secret Anymore

    Higganum's Secret Swan Hill Not So Secret Anymore
    The only trouble with a town's best-kept secret is that no one knows about it. Such is the case with Higganum's Swan Hill. But that's going to change soon, thanks to the volunteer-run Higganum Vision Group and Haddam Trail Initiative. They're...
  • Crime and Punishment: City Councilman records diss track about the Norwalk Mayor

    Crime and Punishment: City Councilman records diss track about the Norwalk Mayor
    Norwalk City Councilman David Watts objected to the city's purchase of a new $30,000 Ford Edge for use by Mayor Richard Moccia and he found the perfect way to raise his concern: diss track! "Look at the mayor in a brand new car, riding around like a movie...
  • Riverfront Park: Celebrating Portland's Famous Brownstone Along The Connecticut River

    Walk along the trails of Portland's Riverfront Park and you will quickly discover just about everything is brown. The paths are brown. The stones — from pebbles to boulders — are brown. The mud is brown. And by the end of the hike, your...
  • Westwoods: A Daunting But Highly Rewarding Experience Along The Shoreline

    Westwoods: A Daunting But Highly Rewarding Experience Along The Shoreline
    Exploring Westwoods in a morning or afternoon is a daunting task. The 1,200-acre preserve to the west of historic Guilford center has 39 miles of trails. And that's not even the time-consuming part. Once you enter this magical natural world jammed...
  • At Comstock Covered Bridge, Something New Preserves The Good Old Days

    Can you ever truly go home again? Can what was once old become new again while remaining the same? I had been dreading going home again — returning to the Old Comstock Bridge — a piece of my past that has always been a gateway to my childhood...
  • Loan pipeline shaken not severed

    The term "mortgage meltdown" has become so common -- on TV, in headlines and even in casual conversations -- you might assume that this is a tough time to get a mortgage. But the reality is starkly different: Mortgage money is plentiful, the majority...
  • History Of Haley Farm State Park In Groton Stretches Back to 1648

    History Of Haley Farm State Park In Groton Stretches Back to 1648
    Back in 1961, a developer wanted to turn an ancient shoreline farm into a housing development with 425 duplex units for the Coast Guard, which was stationed at Avery Point in Groton. Residents banded together, fought the proposal and raised money to...
  • RUNNING AROUND CT BLOG: Manchester Road Race Updates

  • Plenty To See In Winter Along Branford Trail

    Waves whipped up by frigid north winds crashed over some of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago of pink granite islands in Long Island Sound. Pitch pines and cedar trees swayed on top of a rocky outcropping. A lonely swing hanging from an oak tree waited...
  • In Bristol, A Place Where Time Stands Still

    Bristol, I owe you an apology. I knew you were home to ESPN, Lake Compounce and Little League championships, and at one time you were the capital of the clock-making world. But I didn't know you were also a place where a visitor can be totally...
  • Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut

    Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut
    I once believed that the best view of Connecticut's beaches was from the rearview mirror on the way to Cape Cod. That's not meant to be an insult (my wife calls me a Cape Cod snob), I just enjoy pristine ocean beaches with only sand dunes in the...