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Promised Land

An end-to-end walk in Bishop Woods takes you from New Haven to East Haven. First you head eastward from the Bishop Woods School parking lot, then you take a 90-degree midway turn to the north. It’s easy to stay on …

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Tending Bars

Saffiyah Shahid’s soaps, known as SAFfyre’s Herbal Butters, aren’t pillow-shaped buns in factory white but rather decisively angled ingots veined in purples and reds and golds. …

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Charted Space

The light most recently crossed into New Haven sky on October 6 at 7:01 p.m. …

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On the Edge

Cycling south from the top of Yale Avenue takes advantage of one of the nicer designated bike routes in New Haven. You’ve got…

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Shop Talk

“I want you to think about the number of people who sat in our chairs,” says Lou Deserio, seated himself in the 45-year-old barbershop and hair salon he operates with his daughter, Louanne Deserio. …

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In Reserve

The Connecticut Wine Trail covers Connecticut from end to end but meanders short of denser urban areas like New Haven. The vineyards and wineries on the Trail are pastoral getaways by nature. …

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Skeleton Crew

When emeritus state archeologist Nick Bellantoni began the process of separating four Revolutionary War-era skeletons from the soil of Ridgefield, Connecticut, he found the soil itself to be a reluctant capitulator. …

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Justice League

The staff at Connecticut Bail Fund begins each week with a list of pretrial detainees they intend to bail out. They…

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Cats and Dogs (Part 2)

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When Gina Mackinnon, sole proprietor and employee of the New Haven Pet Sitting Company, visits with…

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Cats and Dogs (Pt. 1)

Gina Mackinnon’s smallest client so far was a betta fish with one eye. …

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