Tag Archives: Connecticut

Altered State

Olivia Bonilla during Alternative Space Weekend, 2018

A photo essay. To view all 40 images, check out the email version.

Drop the first “n” from Alternative Space Weekend…

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Lines in the Sand

Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline, but in the late 1960s only seven miles of it were accessible to the public. That rankled activist Ned Coll, and he set out to do something about it. …

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Make Like a Tree

If you doubt that a new year—or any time, really—is an opportunity for renewal and growth, look to Connecticut’s ever-optimistic trees. …

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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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Of This Land

The Connecticut State Seal has three planted grape vines on it, each one bearing a trio of purple bunches. …

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Uncapitalized

There’s a certain level of risk to being a state capital. If, despite your inherent advantages, another state city surpasses you in measures like population, economy or culture, it can lead to perpetual snubbing…

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Of This Land

29th Colored Regiment Monument in New Haven

The Connecticut State Seal has three cultivated grape vines on it, each one holding a trio of juicy purple bunches.

“Why grape vines?” you ask, over all the native flora that might seem better suited for the honor. One answer …

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Uncapitalized

The New Haven State House by Henry Peck at the New Haven Museum

There’s a certain level of risk to being a state capital. If, despite your inherent advantages, another state city surpasses you in measures like population, economy or culture, it can lead to perpetual snubbing…

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In the Beginning

New Haven postcard

Before there was New Haven… before there was even New England… there was Roodeberg.

Doesn’t have much of a ring to it, really, but in 1614, “Roodeberg” was the given name of the land that would become…

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Going Green: The Window Displays of Upper Chapel Street

A Window Display on Chapel St

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Window.
Window who?
Window they change the window displays on Upper Chapel?…

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