Tag Archives: Independence Day

Have a Peak

A photo essay.

Marking the peak of East Rock, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument also marks the spot where the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show launches, with …

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Free Time

Dunlap Broadside - Declaration of Independence - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Philosophers consider independence a “negative” liberty—a “freedom from,” as opposed to a “freedom to.” Of course, in practice, when you’re freer from this, you’re generally freer to that. …

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This Week in New Haven (July 4 – 10)

If you live in New Haven, you’ve heard pops, booms and sizzles all weekend. Enjoy one more day of them, then advance to artsier kinds of pops, more deliberative kinds of booms and a couple of mild brain-sizzlers.  …

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A New Haven Anthem

A New Haven Anthem

…with apologies to Francis Scott Key.

Ohhhh, say, can you see…

What if it’s not “Oh, say,” but Old Saybrook? That’s where Yale…

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Red, White, and New Haven

The Star-Spangled Banner

You don’t have to be a revolutionary to appreciate the 4th of July in New Haven. Certainly the city did its part to aid the fight for freedom, even withstanding an onslaught by British troops on July 4, 1779…

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