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Slices of Lyme

Slices of Lyme

Painter Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a superstar of the American Impressionist movement and a key figure of the Lyme Art Colony, once wrote, โ€œArt, to me, is the interpretation of...

Slices of Lyme

Painter Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a superstar of the American Impressionist movement and a key figure of the Lyme Art Colony, once wrote, โ€œArt, to me, is the interpretation of...

Cross Purposes

Cross Purposes

Thereโ€™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

Thereโ€™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 โ€˜Burys

Mixed โ€˜Burys

Whenever I drive through the โ€™burysโ€”the bucolic cluster of towns including Southbury, Woodbury and Middleburyโ€”I feel like Iโ€™m in the Twilight Zone. Somehow, I always manage to get turned around,...

Mixed โ€˜Burys

Whenever I drive through the โ€™burysโ€”the bucolic cluster of towns including Southbury, Woodbury and Middleburyโ€”I feel like Iโ€™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 Havenโ€™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 Havenโ€™s diaspora goes in all directions, including to...

โ€˜Field Goals

โ€˜Field Goals

Whenever I visit Litchfield (map), the county seat of Northwestern Connecticut, I think of the Kinks song โ€œVillage Green Preservation Society,โ€ especially the lines, โ€œPreserving the old ways from being...

โ€˜Field Goals

Whenever I visit Litchfield (map), the county seat of Northwestern Connecticut, I think of the Kinks song โ€œVillage Green Preservation Society,โ€ especially the lines, โ€œPreserving the old ways from being...