| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
An old, broken iron gate leans against a stone pillar and a barely discernable carriage road snakes up through the woods along the spine of a traprock ridge.
Near the top of the ridge, a fieldstone and brick chimney rises into the deep blue winter sky,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Three words I love to hear when people talk about my column: "I never knew." As in, "I drove/ran/biked/walked past this for years and I never knew it existed."
The George and Woodward H. Griswold Preserve, operated by the Old Lyme Land Trust, is one...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:37 AM
In Connecticut, the robin is the state bird, "Yankee Doodle" is the state song, the mountain laurel is the state flower and, of course, the sperm whale is the state mammal.
And if there was ever a state bridge, I would go with the stone arch. Dating...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:17 PM
What's being promoted as "the most highly sought after Grateful Dead show captured on film" will run simultaneously in HD at theaters around the country on August 1, including nine cinemas in Connecticut, according to a Fathom Events press release....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Cliche Come to Life: The Kerry, Ireland, county council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. The councillors reasoned that in the county's isolated regions, some seniors live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub, but fear a DUI arrest...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Anthony's Jamaican Restaurant
410 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, (860) 643-8200
851 Albany Ave., Hartford, (860) 549-2104
Berties West Indian & American Restaurant
928 North Main St., Waterbury, (203) 757-4330
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:07 PM
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....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Thanks for reading my blog. Many of these questions can be answered more thoroughly if you could validate them live as I was connecting to you.
What do you all think about making this a live interactive web-cast! Please let me know. I want to hear from...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
It's January, a time many people escape to an island.
Usually a warm island with palm trees swaying in the breeze somewhere near the equator.
Not for me. I go east. Directly east to Cape Cod. "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:45 AM
For most shoppers, when they hit the mall or grocery store, the sweetest five words are: buy one, get one free.
This week, I offer not one but two suggestions for hikes in Cheshire – one that takes you to some of the bedding plant capital of...