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Home Work

Edwin and Ada Sanchez

Edwin Sanchez had to pull his delivery truck to the side of the road in order to take the call. …

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Organic Chemistry

“Just make sure my garden looks pretty.” That’s what customers used to say to Nancy DuBrule-Clemente. …

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Hitting Home

When Kimberly Pedrick, long-time owner of Chapel Street fashion boutique idiom, decided to open another store, she ended up much closer to home than she’d originally planned…

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Creatures’ Comfort

Laura Selvaggio Burban

What could be cuter than a pile of puppies? Just two weeks old, this litter of eight—mostly black with little brown snouts and paws—are trying to sleep. …

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Turning the Corner

The future site of Rocky Corner

We pull off a dirt road and park our cars in an old farm field. Seven of us hike a grassy path past brambles and patchy snow to an open rise, where Dick Margulis points to a stone wall edged …

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Home Team

Spring Glen Hardware in Hamden, CT

A bell jingles on the door (push, don’t pull). The creaky, worn wooden floors and the odor of motor oil bring me back to the hardware store of my youth in another town. …

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Wood and Fire

Sergei Gerasimenko

“I have a last name which is Ukrainian. I am an American citizen. I was born in Poland. I was raised in Belarus. I went to college in Moscow. And I left Russia for Springfield, Massachusetts.” …

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For the Birds

A robin in New Haven, CT

Step into The Fat Robin in Hamden and you may think you’ve stepped into a woodland glade. Virtual birds sing. A miniature fountain burbles. The air smells pleasantly of seed and freshly cut wood. …

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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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Project Management

Editor’s note: Shortly after publishing this story, we learned that Sew Crafty is closing up shop. We regret any crafting hopes this news may dash!

Sew Crafty, a New Haven craft studio, looks like Santa’s workshop if the elves were …

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