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    On January 9, 1789, the Connecticut Gazette’s lead story was an account by a sailor on a British ship describing what he witnessed on a slaving voyage between Africa an...

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    Idle Thoughts, while waiting for high school football, college football, pro football, fantasy football, betting on football and, well, you get the idea: Dr. Idle, Dr. I ...
    There is no sports fan among us who enjoys elevated ticket prices, especially now with costs of gas and groceries approaching the gross national product of Argentina. But...
    Sometimes it takes hours to reach the best part of a walk through the woods, but the footpath that passes through the Long Pond-Ell Pond Natural Area in Hopkinton, R.I. r...
    News item: I recently learned that statewide dismay and frustration has prompted a state legislative task force to investigate the procedures and policies of the Connecti...

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    Always appreciate readers reaching out with interesting golf stories. Here’s one from Bill Carr: His long-time buddy, Chuck Lepisto, recently recorded an ace in consecut...
    It was unfathomable back in Gentleman Joe’s formative days, the days when the American Legion state tournament was an event, that there would be two outs left in the cham...
    Mike Tyson, whose oratories rarely hearken Churchill, has become a bit of a sage nonetheless, especially for the day he famously observed, “everybody has a plan until the...
    It has become reflexive now in everyday conversation to say something like “that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” It’s a lie, of course. Because five minu...
    “There it is! I see it!” Maggie Jones exclaimed, as she scrambled the other day through a corridor of mountain laurel toward a massive rock formation in Durham. Andy Lynn...

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    Colchester ― Reinvention often happens in the spiritual realm, a slow, steady inner cleansing that may be nameless and faceless, but powerful enough to provide this u...
    Town historians may have the institutional knowledge to disagree, what with memories made in the days when Jim Littlefield was winning state championships at the high sch...
    Montville — Imagine the absurdity of the following: A phlebotomist teaching gap integrity to young defensive linemen. A plumber called upon to install the Princeton o...
    A gusty headwind that whipped up whitecaps on the Connecticut River conspired with a powerful, full-moon flood tide and scorching temperature in the 90s one day last week...
    More cultured fellows might list their happy places as perhaps visiting a Tuscan villa or sipping Dom somewhere in the Bois de Boulogne. Me? I’m good with the South Bronx...
    When Isaiah Joyner started thinking about careers, he first considered fashion design and then architecture. Professional long driver? Not even on his radar. It certainl...
    News item: Per a recent published report, part of UConn football coach Jim Mora’s recruiting pitch includes his “goal of (UConn) joining the ACC within the next few years...
    It’s probably not Alzheimer's. I’ve been acting this way all of my life. (One of my funnier patients some years ago, a fellow who had insight into his own declining memor...
    The Norwich Invitational will take place for the 96th time at Norwich Golf Course. The much-anticipated local golf event of the summer tees off this weekend. The Norwich ...
    Trails can lead to towering peaks, scenic shorelines, waterfalls, caves, hidden ravines and other striking natural features — but sometimes they are just wonderful places...