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Courant Staff WriterNow more than ever, we need a break — an occasional respite from our everyday lives. Yes, a "daycation" — a day spent away from the office or job site, and away from chores, just to relax and play. Once again this summer, we are taking one day...
Courant Staff WriterFrom his seat behind the controls of a Sikorsky HSS-1 helicopter, veteran pilot John Mimnaugh was one of the first rescuers to take in the enormity of the flood. Now 82, Mimnaugh said he had seen nothing like it before, nor has he since. "I'd flown...
Wood Pond PressThe Litchfield Hills region of northwestern Connecticut is a rolling, forested landscape of hidden treasures. Here are historic villages and an unspoiled countryside with more state parks and public lands than any other area in Southern New England. While...
Wood Pond PressThe Berkshires. The very words conjure up images of New England to anyone west of the Hudson River, of Tanglewood to the music lover, of quaint villages and country inns to generations of travelers, of sylvan retreats that have inspired artists and...
Paddling Farmington River: North from Farmington to Simsbury (get out here, or face the Tarrifville Gorge rapids). Housatonic River: Put in at the hydroelectric station in Falls Village; get out before the covered bridge in Cornwall to avoid major...
Tags: Gardens and Parks, Rivers, Travel, Soccer, Tourism and Leisure
The Hartford CourantWere it not for a handful of places like Milford Point, the densely developed coastline through New Haven and Fairfield counties might seem devoid of anything natural. It is an urban, suburban and commercial tangle ablaze in artificial light at night...
The Hartford CourantUnfold the state's official highway map, and you'll find conspicuous splotches of dark green and light green scattered over a white background. They represent state parks and state forests, and there are more than 100 of them. Some are well known, like...
Northeast MagazineWar monuments are such mute and familiar inhabitants of the Connecticut landscape - on town greens, in cemeteries, outside government offices - that nobody knows exactly how many there are. The best estimate is upward of 250, easily making them the most...
I am Orrie Gilbert, and this is my story about how I got to be famous without meaning to. The story is mostly about me, but it might be useful to you if you got to be famous some time. You can't tell from my name, so I might as well tell you I'm a girl...
Courant Staff WritersDorothy Hallas - one of eight people accused of conspiring to murder Maryann Measles, and the person she reportedly feared the most - now says she wasn't present the night the 13-year-old was gang-raped, killed and dumped into the Housatonic River. In...
Tags: Judges, Crimes, Social Issues, New Milford, Prisons
LAST WEEK, in Part I of Oliver Butterworth's "Orrie's Run": On her 12th birthday, Orrie is challenged by her aunt to do something special. Orrie decides to start a secret running plan - to wake up before her parents and brother Henry and run along the...
Tags: High School Sports, Travel, Football, Eight Rowing, Television
The Hartford CourantAs fun as it might be to briskly climb a mountain trail, a hike need be neither strenuous nor steep to satisfy the psyche. There is something to be said for a long walk in the woods over gentle terrain, especially when the leaves are luminescent and...
Tags: Agriculture, Maine, Rivers, Natural Resources, Louisiana
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