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Super Bowls

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I was extra hungry the other night, so I went to a place that seemed like it could satisfy whatever craving struck: Natural Kitchen in downtown Milford, where signature and customizable poké concoctions come in rice bowl, salad and “burrito” …

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Come to Papa’s

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It’s easy to love the thin crust, blackened along the edges and smothered with impressionistic colors…

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Ghost Town

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Darkness has just settled over Milford’s Hotchkiss Bridge when a lantern begins bobbing across it. The city’s early settlers landed near here in 1639. The harbor beneath the bridge once bustled with boat-building, rum-trading and other salty business, the young …

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Stroll Call

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I’m not sure if it’s a hike or a simple walk in the woods we’re undertaking on a recent weekend at Housatonic Overlook and Tucker’s Ridge in Orange. The trail is relatively easy, and since the pinnacle lies just beyond …

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Digging In (pt. 2)

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Steamers, eastern oysters, northern quahogs, blue mussels, bay scallops, razor clams, surf clams and whelks live along the state’s coastline, according to the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture. It’s okay to dig or forage for these guys as long as you …

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Digging In (pt. 1)

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It’s low tide on a shoal off the coast of Milford, and I’m digging for treasure—not gold rings or silver coins but rather shellfish buried in the mud. …

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Green Thumbing

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Inside Wilson Branch Library, nine-year-old Laila is trying to decide what to plant in her garden. …

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Joy Ride

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It’s a warm summer evening on Milford Harbor, and the 20 of us gathered at the docks below Fowler Park don’t need to be pressured to board the Pier Pressure, a Miami blue boat with a pink paddle wheel …

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Plein Language

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“Everything just keeps changing,” Bill Meddick says as he presses his brush to his palette. …

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Social Fabric

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On a rainy Thursday evening in downtown New Haven, people make their way into the Institute Library. They unpack scissors, needles and thimbles, and as they begin to chat, the stories that unfold are connected by a thread. …

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