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Retaining Walls

Stone wall in Woodbridge, CT

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” begins Robert Frost’s oft-read poem “Mending Wall.” Frost is lamenting all the things that bring down his old stone walls, requiring…

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Signage of the Times

A photo essay. To view all 18 images, check out the email version.

All around New Haven, there are signs of the past…

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Super Men

1981 Yale football team - shared courtesy of Mory's

Watch the right highlight reel and you’ll see #33 on the Miami Dolphins plow through the Buffalo Bills defensive line. That’s running back and Hamden native Rich Diana, who …

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Holy Resurrection

In New Haven, you can find endless lagers, ales, stouts, porters, sours, ciders. You can find ABVs in the double-digits. You can find house brews not served anywhere else. You …

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Above Water

Off City Point - New Haven, CT

It looks more like a chin than a point, thrust defiantly into New Haven Harbor, as if to declare itself a survivor. …

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Old Flame

Christ Church New Haven

“Don’t burn the candle at both ends,” people started telling each other in the 1700s. …

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Household Name

Alice Washburn

You can find them in New Haven on Alden Avenue and Cleveland Road, on Chapel Street and Vista Terrace. There are dozens in Hamden, but you’ll find a handful as well in Cheshire and North Haven, Woodbridge and Orange. …

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War Paint

Work by Nadir Balan, courtesy of Nadir Balan and the New Haven Museum

A man in a gas mask grips the handlebars of his twin-cylinder motorcycle and speeds past the shelling to deliver a general’s orders. …

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Graveyard Shift

“Wholly neglected.” “Going to ruin.” “Inconsistent with the religious and moral sense of this community.” …

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Her Way

Ella T. Grasso campaign flyer (1958) and portrait (ca 1974). Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

It begins at Crescent Street in Beaver Hills. …

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