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Cross Purposes

Cross Purposes

There’s an element of time travel on Route 15. Known as the Merritt Parkway from Greenwich to Milford and the Wilbur Cross Parkway as it passes New Haven on its...

Cross Purposes

There’s an element of time travel on Route 15. Known as the Merritt Parkway from Greenwich to Milford and the Wilbur Cross Parkway as it passes New Haven on its...

Mixed ‘Burys

Mixed ‘Burys

Whenever I drive through the ’burys—the bucolic cluster of towns including Southbury, Woodbury and Middlebury—I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. Somehow, I always manage to get turned around,...

Mixed ‘Burys

Whenever I drive through the ’burys—the bucolic cluster of towns including Southbury, Woodbury and Middlebury—I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. Somehow, I always manage to get turned around,...

Inn and Out

Inn and Out

This has been a special holiday season for the shoreline river town of Essex, which, for the record, consists of three villages: Ivoryton, Centerbrook and Essex proper. Country Living named...

Inn and Out

This has been a special holiday season for the shoreline river town of Essex, which, for the record, consists of three villages: Ivoryton, Centerbrook and Essex proper. Country Living named...

Outside Tracks

Outside Tracks

Long ago, the New Haven Colony had outposts down the coast, as far away as what we now call Philadelphia. Today, New Haven’s diaspora goes in all directions, including to...

Outside Tracks

Long ago, the New Haven Colony had outposts down the coast, as far away as what we now call Philadelphia. Today, New Haven’s diaspora goes in all directions, including to...

‘Field Goals

‘Field Goals

Whenever I visit Litchfield (map), the county seat of Northwestern Connecticut, I think of the Kinks song “Village Green Preservation Society,” especially the lines, “Preserving the old ways from being...

‘Field Goals

Whenever I visit Litchfield (map), the county seat of Northwestern Connecticut, I think of the Kinks song “Village Green Preservation Society,” especially the lines, “Preserving the old ways from being...

Brothers‘ Keepers

Brothers‘ Keepers

If you asked me to name the most eccentric Connecticuters in history, the Boothe brothers of Stratford—David (1867-1949) and Stephen (1869-1948)—would get my nod. One story of many recounted in...

Brothers‘ Keepers

If you asked me to name the most eccentric Connecticuters in history, the Boothe brothers of Stratford—David (1867-1949) and Stephen (1869-1948)—would get my nod. One story of many recounted in...