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Land of Plenty

As summer mingles with fall, the Grand Acres Community Garden in Fair Haven is bursting with life. …

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Night Riders

Under darkened sky, I rolled up on my bicycle to the New Haven Green flagpole. It was cool out, making me grateful for the professorial green tweed coat I was wearing. …

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Fixer-Uppers

In a warehouse strung up with Christmas lights, John Martin is drinking coffee, listening to Drake and doing surgery. …

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Green House

When Travis Pittman, founder and owner of The Salad Palace, thinks back to the beginning, he gets a little emotional. “Wow,” he says, “I gotta dig deep.” …

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Unsecret Ingredients

In a backyard in Newhallville, Tammy Chapman grows herbs in raised beds. Sage, mint and rosemary do particularly well in our climate, she says. …

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Semper Fi

Margaret Middleton

In recognition of Veterans Day, we’re revisiting this lightly updated story from July 4, 2014.

A huge number of military veterans return from war and find a different kind of struggle…

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Om Room

108 Monkeys

There are 108 beads on a mala, as well as on a rosary. There are 108 sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet, 108 names for Buddha and 108 stitches around a baseball. Until last night, it’d been 108 years since the …

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Homegrown

In an East Haven forest, at the end of a long, semi-paved road, there’s a house surrounded by gardens. They’re lovely to walk through even at this time of year, when some plants have already gone to seed, but giving …

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M&M

The basement of 285 Nicoll Street is crammed with a hodgepodge of industrial machinery. High above is a harsh canopy of wires, girders and pipes. Large fish-eyed lights hang overhead, barely …

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Octane High

Robert Smith on his dirt bike

Every now and then, the streets of New Haven are swept by motorized monsoons. Packs of dirt bikes and ATVs zoom down the street, moving through traffic like murmurations of starlings and sounding like swarms of piston-driven hornets. Some of …

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