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Thanks to a wind-chill factor in the teens, the crowd at Sunday’s Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade was smaller than usual. 

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Fleeing Famine at Knights of Columbus Museum

You wouldn’t have known it from watching the paraders, though. Both the Revolutionary War and the Star Wars reenactors made strong impressions. The parade queens in shiny tiaras tirelessly waved and smiled. The drum lines had their lines down pat for St. Pat.

It was a once-a-year chance to let their freak and other flags fly, and that wind-chilled weather had them flapping.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Turning down a dream editing job right out of college, Dan instead went into marketing and media sales to better cover the rent. Stints at Spin Magazine and Yahoo! followed. But he kept scratching that writing-and-editing itch—first on the side, then at a couple of startups. Dan is now scratching it as Daily Nutmeg's editor.

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