Tag Archives: Milford

A Day at the Beach

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I was expecting a bracing wind and frozen toes when I set out for a walk one morning. What I got was a day at the beach. …

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Journey Man

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“It’s all about the journey,” says Allan Dias, the self-described “customer that never left” Tony’s Bikes & Sports in Milford, where he’ll replace a broken chain or steer a biking enthusiast toward challenging trails. His short bio on the shop’s …

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Christmas Presented

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“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that,” begins Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. There is also no doubt whatever that, in 2022, this “ghostly little book,” as the author called …

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Super Bowls

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I was extra hungry the other night, so I went to a place that seemed like it could satisfy whatever craving struck: Natural Kitchen in downtown Milford, where signature and customizable poké concoctions come in rice bowl, salad and “burrito” …

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Come to Papa’s

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It’s easy to love the thin crust, blackened along the edges and smothered with impressionistic colors…

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Ghost Town

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Darkness has just settled over Milford’s Hotchkiss Bridge when a lantern begins bobbing across it. The city’s early settlers landed near here in 1639. The harbor beneath the bridge once bustled with boat-building, rum-trading and other salty business, the young …

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Shopping List

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Feeling the pressure to pull a great Halloween costume together? We scouted some local shops to help lighten the load.

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At Fashionista Vintage and Variety, “It’s always been our biggest time of year—our Christmas,” co-owner Todd …

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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)

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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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All Lined Up

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A ride on the railroad is typically about where you go from there. …

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