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Figuring it Out

In a cozy attic studio in Hamden, rainbow skeins of ribbon and bolts of patterned fabric are neatly arranged. On a workbench, a linen figure lies, her pink yarn hair half-pinned to her head. A puff of dotted blue tulle …

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Out and About

Joanne Sciulli was a student when she first came to New Haven, but now, 17 years after founding the nonprofit Solar Youth, she’s a teacher, and her classroom is nature. …

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Farm Candy

Flux is inevitable in the orchard business. John Lyman, the executive vice president of Lyman Orchards and an eighth-generation grower, can trace the history of his family’s land to 1741…

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School of Thought

Desks? Tables.

Chalkboards? Whiteboards.

Grades? Benchmarks.

Report cards? Progress reports. …

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Peace and Quiet

Beaverdale Memorial Park

“I find it interesting that some people say they don’t want to live near a cemetery,” says Dan Krueger, manager of Beaverdale Memorial Park. Cemeteries are places of peace and tranquility, after all, not danger or hex, and …

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Family First

From her office window, Barbara J. Tinney can see Monterey Place, a pastel cluster of mixed-income townhouses on the site of the housing project where she lived as a child. …

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Think-Pieces

S.P.O.R.T. Academy

In chess, the white pieces have the privilege of the first move, and as a result, white has a 52-56% chance of winning over black. But it wasn’t always this way. The convention that white takes the advantage …

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Young Adults

A watercolor inside the Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center

Monday through Friday, 23 babies open their eyes across the city. Their mothers or fathers clothe them, feed them, then hurry out the door to catch a morning shuttle bus, holding baby and car seat.

And backpack. …

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Fountain of Youth

Easily in the running for the funnest place in New Haven yesterday afternoon was the splash pad at Lighthouse Point Park.

A plastic-fronded palm tree spouted water into the sky…

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Roamin’ Catholics

St. James Episcopal exterior

“Our first Christmas, I was by myself.”

For Father Matthew Bailey (pictured left, first), December 25, 2006, inspires head-shaking laughter and a humbling reminiscence.…

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