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Wednesday, I highlighted many of the few downtown businesses that use slogans.

Today, I’m writing slogans for a few of the many that don’t. …

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Something in the Water


New Haven: the birthplace of the hamburger and, arguably, home to the finest pizza in America. But for centuries it was Crassotrea Virginica—the eastern oyster, a.k.a. the Atlantic oyster—that was the pride of New Haven’s food culture. …

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Slogans Run


A photo essay. To view all 12 images, check out the email edition.

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Floral Grounds


Oh, to be a 7-year-old again—or so I thought on a recent blue-sky, late-summer weekday when visiting Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth. One such munchkin, in the company of his family, couldn’t be more thrilled to be there, especially when …

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This Week in New Haven (September 18 – 24)


… starring prize-winning writers, the father of African cinema, a New York sports hero and a new colorful season, with an eclectic soundtrack. …

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Seoul Searching


The “open” sign was lit. The hours taped to an outer door said noon to 9. And yet, at 2 p.m., the inner door was locked. I jiggled the handle, then noticed a white doorbell and a red instruction: “call.” …

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Made to Measure


“There is a lure about milestoning, similar to that of fishing,” wrote Henry P. Sage in his essay “Ye Mylestones of Connecticut,” published by the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1951. “One never knows just what he will find. …

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Movie Business


During COVID, the big screen took a famously big hit. More than 2,000 theaters across the United States closed, according to an industry survey. People were no longer willing to sit in a big, dark room near a stranger who …

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Roots and Branch


The Fair Haven Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library closes an hour earlier than usual on Saturdays. The security guard was explaining this in Spanish as I walked in, much to the disappointment of the young boy hoping …

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This Week in New Haven (September 11 – 17)


Circus, football and hip hop hardly begin to summarize the week, though—like voting, comedy and pumpkins—they do embody its variety. …

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