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Bases Covered

Bob Turcio inside Batter's Box

The first thing Bob Turcio wants me to know is he tells people exactly what he thinks. And they don’t always like it. …

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Creatures’ Comfort

Laura Selvaggio Burban

What could be cuter than a pile of puppies? Just two weeks old, this litter of eight—mostly black with little brown snouts and paws—are trying to sleep. …

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Art Work

Lisa Furman and Ragaa Mazen at Albertus Magnus College

Are you a colored pencils kind of person? Maybe paint is more your thing, or clay, something that requires you to get your hands dirty. …

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Tea for Chew

ViVi Bubble Tea - New Haven, CT

Outside, ViVi Bubble Tea is bubblegum pink. Inside, the colors keep popping…

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Sing State

Johnny King

Johnny King is a storyteller. He tells a few when we meet…

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Course of Events

New Haven Arena in 1934 (depicted image held by the New Haven Museum)

When the Beach Boys played, there was “no point in sitting down, except perhaps to keep from fainting,” recalls Sarah Heath of Hamden. Her friend Michael Ross, who grew up in North Haven, witnessed many a bloody hockey game when …

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Memory Serves

Rabbi Brockman at Mishkan Israel

About 450 years ago somewhere in Eastern Europe, perhaps in Poland, an unknown scribe wrote on sheepskin parchment the Hebrew text of the Torah. …

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Glass Action

A cold draft runs from the wide open garage door at the back of Ray Mathews’s glassblowing studio through the door in the front shop. But closer to the 2,000-degree gas-fired furnace, it’s plenty warm. …

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Doctors’ Notes

Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 has “thick orchestration,” conductor Robert Smith says. “The brass parts are really high up. They go fast and you have to double tongue and triple tongue. The strings are up in seventh position… The woodwinds have …

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Made to Measure

“There is a lure about milestoning, similar to that of fishing,” wrote Henry P. Sage…

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