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The Hartford CourantThe original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles. I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
Tags: Haddam, Manchester, Middletown, Northeast Utilities
The Hartford CourantI spent much of my youth exploring the wilds of East Hampton's Hurd State Park. I tossed stones down the seemingly bottomless chasm of Split Rock, listening for their landings. We picnicked in a glade above Carlson Pond, scaled White Mountain and walked...
The first passenger train rides of the season roll Saturday out of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Why not combine it with a hike or bike ride along the nine-mile, paved North Judson Erie Trail, a former railroad bed that runs between...
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County. Shortly after the movie...
By Linda Irvin-Craig Special to The Herald-Mail For the first 55 years of the existence of the Washington County Historical Society, the group had no home and functioned under nomadic conditions. Early meetings were held in the Washington County...
While there are some historians who argue we should celebrate Independence Day on July 2, rather than on the fourth, holiday travelers probably give little thought to the issue. "The fourth is the fourth," they'll say, despite the fact that the Second...
C.J. McCollum was 5-foot-6 and overweight. Not exactly what Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Tom Izzo are looking for in a prospect. But that's the beauty of sports in general and college basketball in particular. An athlete who doesn't fit the...
Editor's note: This is the 10th in a 12-part series about Washington County Historical Society's founders. In late August, the Washington County Historical Society plans to open a Founders' Exhibit on the many accomplishments of the 29 men and women,...
The line between senior citizens and children gets a little blurry when a train pulled by a steam locomotive comes into view, whether it's a full-size mechanical masterpiece powered by coal or wood, or a model powered by electricity. There is magic on...
The Hartford CourantThe Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Connecticut Light & Power get it. They understand the value of New England's longest waterway cutting through the heart of our state. The Connecticut River is a part of all of us who live in central...
The Hartford CourantIt is kind of sad that there is no trail that really showcases New England's longest waterway — the Connecticut River — as it twists through our state. Sure, there are places like Hartford's Riverside Park or East Hartford's Great River Park,...
TV WatchersWhen the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem opened, ArtsQuest turned to the Lehigh Valley's own Lou Reda Productions in Easton to produce a documentary that showcases the site's historic and cultural significance. Now you can own a copy of......
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