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Another Elm City

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While he was the president of Yale College in the early 1800s, the theologian, writer and horticulturist Timothy Dwight did a lot of traveling, wherever horse and cart might take him. One of his favorite destinations…

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Specifically General

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Just a few short months after deciding that Westville could really use a general store, Alex Dakoulas opened one…

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Piecing Together

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Two mosaic peacocks perch on a table at Mediterranean restaurant Rawa. The image is exquisite in the manner of peacocks, but particularly in the manner of mosaics. Each detail, each transition of color, in the life-sized tail feathers is rendered …

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’Casting Call

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It’s about 15 minutes before recording time at Baobab Tree Studios…

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Family Meals

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El Salvadoreño occupies the first floor of a multi-family house on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, its frontage transformed by a commercial brick buildout. The surrounding stretch of state road is dominated by convenience stores, repair shops, institutional campuses and …

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Sway’s Way

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Guitarmaker Tim Sway fashioned his first bass guitar out of a water ski. …

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Bringing It Back

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In the front room at Lyric Hall Antiques and Conservation, a 400-year-old mirror is undergoing surgery. Whole passages of its gilt frame—florid segments that cross the mirror like vines—are missing and have to be carefully recreated, then gilded to match. …

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Nature and Nurture

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“The outside loop at Edgewood Park is two and a half miles. But when you take into consideration all the little paths that go here and there, you can easily have eight to ten miles,” says Martin Torresquintero as fellow …

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Bridge Club

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Many people are as drawn to parks by the manmade features as they are by the wild ones—even if it’s just a bench to sit on—so it makes sense that parks would be staffed by builders. …

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Promised Land

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An end-to-end walk in Bishop Woods takes you from New Haven to East Haven. First you head eastward from the Bishop Woods School parking lot, then you take a 90-degree midway turn to the north. It’s easy to stay on …

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