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Court Dates


I’m as likely to indulge in “golden age thinking” as any mortal, and I admit, I’ve always harbored a desire to time-travel to the early days of the New Haven Colony. …

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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…

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This Week in New Haven (December 4 – 10)


This holiday-season Saturday offers as many options as Santa has reindeer. …

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Script Notes III

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First in January, then in July, I reeled off a series of movie and TV moments referencing New Haven.

Now, in December, I’ve got enough for a trilogy. And I hope you’ll agree: This third take is no …

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Student Aid


Roughly one of every seven Americans—44 million people—are going hungry some of the time, the nonprofit food assistance network Feeding America estimates. According to Best Colleges, college students are particularly hard-hit, with a food insecurity rate of 23 …

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Stone Turned


It was 1822. The population of the United States had just crossed 10 million. James Monroe was in his second term as president, having won all but a single electoral vote. In New Haven, cattle-grazing had been banished from the …

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Everything and More

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Abstract art had never been my favorite. I’d always found it somewhat aloof, as if the artists were trying to keep some distance between me and their ideas. So the prospect of reviewing A Way to See Everything and Nothing

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This Week in New Haven (November 27 – December 3)

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Like its cast of ghosts, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol comes three ways during this first full week of the holiday season. …

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Peace Be with You


A photo essay. To view all 23 images, check out the email edition.

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Out of Season


Quietly, cradled by Hamden woods, is how the West River begins. It tiptoes into Bethany, where it gathers as Lake Bethany, then slips through Woodbridge, in part as Lake Watrous, Lake Dawson and Konolds Pond. In New Haven, it pauses …

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