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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)

Clam digging at Cape Disappointment State Park

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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Pitching Camp

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Temperatures are rising, days are getting longer and local parents who haven’t yet registered their children for summer camp might be feeling the heat. …

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Band Back Together

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As the sound of strings and woodwinds fade on a recent Monday evening inside Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, music director Matthew Scinto leans over his stand and says, “We need that same sort of warmth. It can’t …

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Flight Vectors

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When I booked my first flight out of Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) with the new Avelo airline, I debated spending extra for a carry-on bag. …

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