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I'm Not Leaving Connecticut, It Left Me

I'm Not Leaving Connecticut, It Left Me

In 1968, I came to Connecticut to attend school. Yale was fine, but my real education took place in pizzerias on Wooster Street, at picnic-table clam shacks along the shoreline and in diners from Curley's in Stamford to Zip's in Dayville. So inspired was I by the state's sleeves-up eats that I made a career of reporting about regional food all around America. I have seen a lot of the country, but no matter how alluring the scenery, the weather and the cost of living elsewhere, I always have come back home to Connecticut. My pride in living here has been downright patriotic. I truly believed that Connecticut was better than anywhere else. That is why it hurts so much to...

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