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Dr. Jon Gaudio

A piece of New London history

One chapter in the history of medicine of New London County has just been closed with the retirement of two physicans, Dr. Peter Milstein and Dr. Brian Ehrlich

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Retirement Gift Registry edition

At some point — long after this sort of thing would have occurred to a reasonable human being — I realized that life wasn't strictly a moment-to-moment proposition. This was in my early 40s, when I was married and my wife Eileen insisted we see a Financial Person to plot...

Steve Fagin

Nature and art on Old Lyme’s Lieutenant River

As we canoed along a narrow, winding stretch of Old Lyme’s Lieutenant River at low tide the other day, wave after wave of fiddler crabs scuttled up muddy banks and darted into holes that pockmarked a crustacean metropolis.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Going down the rabbit hole edition

Confucius mentioned the "Rule of Three" back in 500 B.C. He was a smart person famous for being smart (although it's worth noting that "confusion" is an etymological derivative of his name, so bear that in mind). The point is, we as a species are conditioned to associate both good and bad...

Steve Fagin

Don't be a loser on the trail

One of my greatest fears about getting lost in the woods — beyond suffering for days or weeks while gnawing on roots, slurping swamp water and fighting off a biblical plague of stinging insects — would be the humiliating rescue. To be carried out on a litter, carted...

Carol Sommer

The Lester family legacy

When Andrew Lester left Great Britain for Massachusetts in 1640, this intrepid immigrant probably never dreamed that in just a few generations his descendants would be so prolific that a school and a road (Lestertown Road) would be named for them.

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Rick Koster

Rick's List — Official Summer Edition

I'm not exactly sure how seasonal businesses operate. I mean, I DO understand, at least on the theoretical level: They are open when seasonally appropriate. There are the mom and pop Christmas ornament stores and Christmas tree farms.

Steve Fagin

Savoring solitude on the Thames and Shetucket

As the four of us paddled our kayaks on a delightful, sunny afternoon, the only other signs of life were dozens of swans — some scurrying out of our path, others flying gracefully with outstretched necks and wings flapping in unison

Robert Tougias

A new generation emerges

It is said that the northern cardinal is the most desirable of all backyard birds. Its

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Louder Motorcycles are Better Edition

Excerpts from the Minutes from the New London Sixth District Louder-Motorcycles-are-Better Spring Meeting 2019. Present: Neighborhood residents; members of Connecticut and Rhode Island chapters of the Shark Chum, Skull Shatterers, Greasy...

Steve Fagin

An axe throw for the ages

Becoming an amateur lumberjack is rewarding, fun and easy — a relaxing hobby, much like needlepoint or stamp collecting, I tell my friends.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Trick Endings in TV Commercials Edition

If you read novels or watch films or any TV series with a continual story arc, you're more than aware of a little plot device called the "twist ending." At this point, there are ZERO narratives in the world that don't contain a plot...

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William Shatner — Oct. 5 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $49-$69

Justin Hayward — Oct. 12 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $59,$69

George Lopez — Oct. 26 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$89

Hozier — Nov. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$79

Stone Temple Pilots — Sept. 8 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$49.50

Nghtmre + Slander — Sept. 21 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$79.50