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Water World


A photo essay. To view all 16 images, check out the email version.

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T(hr)ee Totals

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All mocktails are mock cocktails, but only a few, in my experience, are good enough to mock cocktails.

Three of those can be found in downtown New Haven…

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Department Stories


Folks shopped there, they ate there, they bought cigarettes and alcohol there. Celebrities went there to tout plays and movies coming to the downtown theaters, sometimes through live radio broadcasts. …

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Family Line

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The birth of Theresa Nast’s fourth child in 2018 led to the birth of a new direction in life. After several years as a bridal designer, she’d finally had enough of wedding-prep pressures. “I was…

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This Week in New Haven (April 15-21)


Fests, shows and celebrations meet a fair, a spotlight, a “war” and a spectacular. …

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Course Notes


A delicious hot meal is even better on a rainy day. …

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Passing Muster


A photo essay. To view all nine images, including a couple of animated gifs, check out the email version.

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Cross Purposes


There’s an element of time travel on Route 15. …

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Floral Fixation

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One of my favorite harbingers of spring is the annual opening of Cheshire’s Tower Farms. From April through December, the garden center offers a parade of botanical delights from daffodils and pansies to ornamental grasses and fall mums, ending …

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This Week in New Haven (April 8 – 14)


Baseball, cherry blossoms and prom can only mean one thing: spring. …

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