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First Class

The oft-recited words of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are fresh and funny as they’re read by…

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Book Keepers

“It wasn’t that time stopped in the library. It was as if it were captured, collected here,” the author Susan Orlean writes in her 2018 book The Library Book. …

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Last Time

Nancy Peer knew it was time to get her son, Brian, out of the hospital. …

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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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Light Therapy

New England (along with original recipe England) being particularly dark and dreary this time of year results in a variety of coping mechanisms. …

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New Digs

A crowd of hundreds packed into the Great Hall of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, pressing against the railing of the central dinosaur display…

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Roll Call

No one has ever logged a perfect game of duckpin bowling, Sandi Thomas tells me. …

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A Fine Pairing

For Joan Fitzsimmons, it began with a shirt box—the shallow, rectangular kind you might get from a department store. Only this one was full of food. …

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Super Humans

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Its campus is a quilt of manicured green expanses, charming New England architecture and…

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