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Hang It Up

In 1990, Frank Cooper had an idea. …

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Heart and Home

Terri Jo Ciocca, Kellyann Day and Mary Grande

The numbers are troubling: more than 3,300 people in Connecticut were counted homeless in 2018, according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. Add to that…

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To Protect and Preserve

The floorboards squeak, and the windows can be drafty. This 1827 boarding house wouldn’t be most people’s idea of a dream office. But…

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Friends and Family

The word “thrift” gets a bad rap, according to sisters-in-law Sue Kuselias and Jodee Webb. …

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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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