| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Maybe it's the sight of grass and trees growing up through the gravel and railroad ties. Or the rotting trestle that spans a small river and fills the air with a light scent of creosote. It could be the echoes of water dripping in an abandoned tunnel....
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The plan was a good one. I would drive out to Plymouth and hike a place called Peat Swamp Woods and explore the ruins of an old carriage factory.
Then I discovered Plymouth's historic Main Street, so I took a few detours into the past before heading into...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:07 PM
1) Crazy Bruce's Liquors
176 Newington Road
1224 Farmington Ave.
2) M&R Liquors
120 Tolland Tpke
3) CT Beverage Mart
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Robert Campanelli, 42, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away April 6, 2013, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Robert was born March 6, 1971, in Manchester, Conn. He was the son of the late Shirley (Painter) McDermott, the late James W. Nixon, and his adoptive father,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:16 PM
When you combine a vibrant river, a waterfall, and a gorge with high cliffs lined with huge hemlocks, there is bound to be a legend involved. Killingworth's Nineveh Falls is no different.
These falls – now part of a dam and spillway for Lake...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Last weekend, I went to Coast Guard Beach – a beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore I've been visiting since I was a baby swaddled in a blanket – and found it unrecognizable.
That's how bad the erosion has been this winter on the great...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
A slew of talented female musicians, artists, filmmakers and burlesque performers unite for the seventh straight year as SWAN ("Support Women Artists Now") Day returns on Saturday. Organized (as usual) by local singer-songwriter Jennifer Hill, this year's...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:56 PM
To reach most overlooks in the state, one must scramble up craggy rocks, swing over bottomless chasms and grasp the sides of ledges with your fingernails.
Well, at least it sometimes feels that way.
That's not the case for those who visit the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Jamestown High senior Andrew Richards was the top male finisher at the Jamestown Swamp 5K, and William and Mary senior and Toms River, N.J., native Krissa Loretto was the top female finisher.
Richards finished in 16:23, just 12 seconds slower than the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:26 PM
While growing up, my days after school and on weekends consisted of building forts in the woods where my friends and I would defend the forests and valleys against invading soldiers.
Then I discovered a real army fort deep in the Meshomasic State Forest...