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Merrill writer John Cotter will read virtually on Saturday

John Cotter, a Norwich native, sits in the James Merrill House in Stonington. Cotter is the writer-in-residence at the Merrill House for January. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Norwich native and author John Cotter, the current writer-in-residence at the Merrill House, has used his work to gain perspective and appreciation against devastating illness.

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Norwich native John Cotter reads Saturday from Merrill House

The Merrill House January writer-in-residence is Norwich native John Cotter, who will read virtually Saturday.

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Trailblazing at the Sheets Forest in North Stonington

The three-mile, figure-eight route meanders through the heart of the Green Falls Rift Valley, a hilly, rocky swath crisscrossed by streams, and dotted with vernal pools and beaver ponds just west of the Rhode Island border.

When you just love 'soupy'

It’s a new year, so I have to come clean.

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Your stars Jan. 26

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