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Lines in the Sand

As some Connecticut businesses slowly begin to reopen today, we’re thinking of this 2018 story about the slow struggle to open up one of the state’s most important assets.

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This Week in New Haven (August 13 – 19)

Free the Beaches

Academic and personal histories texture a week in which Jazz Age meets Jazz Week and indulgence meets endurance.

Monday, August 13
“During the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some …

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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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