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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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Social Fabric

Julia Bogardus, Knit New Haven

Knitting: a quiet pursuit for lonely moments, if ever there were one. But in the city of New Haven, no one need stitch alone. …

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Secret Garden

A photo essay.

Editor’s Note: The exact address of this story’s subject has been withheld for privacy reasons.

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Wheels and Deals

Goodwill Outlet Store in Hamden, CT

Hardcore thrifters hardcore thrift.

They understand the various subtleties of Savers, Salvo (Salvation Army) and Goodwill. They know the weekly discount days. They …

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Open House

A photo essay.

Editor’s Note: The address of this story’s subject has been withheld for privacy reasons.

It’s prudent to decline when …

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Home Made

From 1866 to 1966, Mary Wade Home, now a community for seniors in Fair Haven, was called the Home for the Friendless. …

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Creation Story

Duo Dickinson

“Religion and architecture are pretty similar,” Duo Dickinson says, wearing a herringbone sport coat and a smile that reaches its widest point with ease. “They can have bad outcomes with really wonderful intentions.” …

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Slab Work

On the face of it, like most any other stone, a geode looks humdrum—chipped, stained and otherwise roughed up by the elements. But crack a geode open and there’s a jamboree of crystals, a dazzling miniature cave …

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Furnishing Credentials

On the third floor of ACME Vintage Furniture, a 1950s radio ad bursts out of a gramophone like a shout from an old-timey police officer. A whistle squeals, and a voice…

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Light-Headed

You can feel dizzy because you stood up too quickly or because you forgot to eat breakfast. You can also feel dizzy because you’re surrounded by too many pretty things.…

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