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The Hartford CourantThe Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Connecticut Light & Power get it. They understand the value of New England's longest waterway cutting through the heart of our state. The Connecticut River is a part of all of us who live in central...
The Hartford CourantIt is kind of sad that there is no trail that really showcases New England's longest waterway — the Connecticut River — as it twists through our state. Sure, there are places like Hartford's Riverside Park or East Hartford's Great River Park,...
I saw a movie star in Haddam. No, Julia Roberts wasn't heading over the swing bridge to perform at the Goodspeed Opera House. I'm talking about the Shailerville Bridge along Route 154 near the old Shad Shack. And after driving through a stone arch tunnel...
The Hartford CourantIn the biggest move in decades to renovate Connecticut's freight rail system, the state is seeking more than $109 million in grants to refurbish or rebuild deteriorated tracks in Middletown, Hartford, East Windsor, Danbury and elsewhere. In their bid for...
Of The Morning CallThe Walberts are in vogue. Ben, an architect, and Carole, a lawyer, drive SUVs. Teenage sons Ben and Alex like to skateboard. But at the end of the day, the family comes home to a 138-year-old Victorian mansion from the age of Lincoln and Grant. The...
The Hartford CourantExperience the glory days of rail travel with Essex Steam Train & River Boats, featuring authentic steam trains and the Becky Thatcher River Boat. The best part of steam train travel is the 1920's dining cars: The Meriden (1924), and The Wallingford(...
During my travels across the state, I've come across just one nature trail that passes through an abandoned train tunnel blasted under a hill. And that's the Shepaug Tunnel within Washington's 750-acre Steep Rock Reservation. The tracks that once ran...
State Park Guide Despite its small size, the Nutmeg State still has plenty of places to hike, swim, fish-- and much more! Ashley Balogh Fox 61's Daytrippers are providing you with a one-stop guide to our great state parks! American Legion/ Peoples...
Wood Pond PressAs it nears the end of its 400-mile journey from the Canadian border, New England's longest river wends beneath majestic hillsides before emptying into Long Island Sound. Its unspoiled nature, its verdant and steep banks, and the historic small towns that...
BUSHNELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS June 8 - Wayne Shorter Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Call for tickets. Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Information: 860-987-5900; www.bushnell.org. GREAT CONNECTICUT JAZZFEST 2002 July 25 - Special event:...
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He collected and read books on history, literature and travel, always striving to improve himself. He could see the big picture and yet pay attention to details. For decades, he carried a diary in his pocket, every day penciling in at least an entry on...
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