Tag Archives: Connecticut

Uncapitalized

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There’s a certain level of risk to being a state capital. If, despite your advantages, another state city surpasses you in measures like population, economy or culture, it can lead to perpetual snubbing…

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Name-Calling

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We’re called Daily Nutmeg because, each weekday, we highlight good and interesting things in our corner of the Nutmeg State. But the explanation behind “Nutmeg State” isn’t as clear. …

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Her Way

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It begins at Crescent Street in Beaver Hills. …

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Of This Land

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The Connecticut State Seal has three planted grapevines on it, each one bearing a trio of purple bunches.

“Why grapevines?” you may ask, given all the native species that might seem better suited. The perfunctory reply: “Because that’s how it’s …

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Lines in the Sand

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As some Connecticut businesses slowly begin to reopen today, we’re thinking of this 2018 story about the slow struggle to open up one of the state’s most important assets.

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Thick Skin

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On this strange Earth Day, we’re thinking about a strange, earthy man we covered in 2015.

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Altered State

Olivia Bonilla during Alternative Space Weekend, 2018

A photo essay. To view all 40 images, check out the email version.

Drop the first “n” from Alternative Space Weekend…

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Lines in the Sand

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Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline, but in the late 1960s only seven miles of it were accessible to the public. That rankled activist Ned Coll, and he set out to do something about it. …

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Make Like a Tree

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If you doubt that a new year—or any time, really—is an opportunity for renewal and growth, look to Connecticut’s ever-optimistic trees. …

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Her Way

Ella T. Grasso campaign flyer (1958) and portrait (ca 1974). Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

It begins at Crescent Street in Beaver Hills. …

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