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Place of Pride

Steve and Kate Melillo outside Americana Memories

On the Americana Memories website, there’s a phone number to reach Steve Melillo for “pennant emergencies.”

“It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Melillo says. For example…

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Going Medieval

Sterling Memorial Library at Yale

A photo essay. To view all 12 shots, check out the email version.

Sterling Library is your ticket to the Middle Ages, without all the awful stuff that happened in the Middle Ages. …

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Kicking and Screaming

New Haven Gooners

Last Sunday, Christy’s Irish Pub was so dark you could barely see your beer in front of you. The only light came from giant televisions tuned to a soccer game—Arsenal versus Burnley. …

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Of This Land

The Connecticut State Seal has three planted grape vines on it, each one bearing a trio of purple bunches. …

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Bee Pluses

Last Saturday, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station at 123 Huntington Avenue was abuzz. Over 100 enthusiasts swarmed its auditorium, searching for knowledge about their passion: Apis mellifera. …

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Criminal Records

Whitney Library, New Haven Museum

Numerous historians have asserted that, during its heady first decades starting in 1638, the colony of New Haven was the purest of all the Puritan theocracies established in the New World. …

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Teaching, and Doing

Maxcy Hall, University of New Haven

It’s December 13 at the University of New Haven’s main campus in West Haven, and the usually bustling walkways have thinned out. Finals are about to begin; students are hunkering down to prepare. …

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Window Weather

Snow in New Haven

A photo essay. Check out the email version to view all nine shots.

Even if you’re determined to stay in during a snow like Saturday’s, your apartment or house windows can persuade you otherwise. …

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Crushing It

A print on a wall at the bottom of a staircase. An antique rifle kept racked behind glass. A milling machine thought to be the oldest in America. A plaque hanging inside a white-slatted house. An interior wall that looks …

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Tough Love Letters

Letter from Eli Whitney to Eli Whitney Blake

You must write to me often. It will not be in my power to write you very frequently; but you must write to me as often as once a month by mail, whether I write to you or not. Do

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