‘Guilty pleasures’ for summer TV viewing

On the Town, partially filmed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

For people who love movies, it’s easy (and fun) to access the film archives to relive favorite moments in movies. And, this weekend, thanks to broadcast and cable television, you can check out some guilty pleasures from yesteryear you may not have seen for a while. Here are a few. Susan Slade ...

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Fishing Report for June 13: generally good catches

LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is generally good but post spawn fishing can be tough. Areas to try include Amos Lake, Ball Pond, Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Batterson Park Pond, Beseck Lake, Billings Lake, Bishop Pond, Black Pond (Meriden), Burr Pond, Candlewood Lake, Cedar Lake, Congamond Lakes, ...

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2014 Subaru BRZ Premium: Nice handling, enough power

2014 Subaru BRZ Premium

Subaru earned its chops in the performance-car sector 12 years ago with the introduction of the WRX, a very fast 4-door compact sedan based on the more pedestrian Impreza. The decidedly unconventional Japanese automaker has dabbled in sports coupes (or, more accurately, sporty-looking coupes) ...

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Sing for Your Shakespeare is superior

Seated, Stephen DeRosa, Karen Akers; standing, Britney Coleman, Constantine Germanacos, Laurie Wells, Darius de Haas in the world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare,” June 3 - 22, at Westport Country Playhouse. —Carol Rosegg

“Sing For Your Shakespeare,” currently playing at the Westport Country Playhouse is a most witty, enchanting, and superb musical revue. Here is a 90-minute, no-intermission production that is so good, one wishes it would go on longer. How often does that happen? Leave it to Mark Lamos, artistic ...

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Dealing with: neighbors, texters, and restaurants

Q.  My next-door neighbors pull their car out of the garage every morning, all year long, and leave it running for about 25 minutes. Their parents told them they needed to do this to warm the car up so it would run better. It makes us crazy because it is noisy and sends gas fumes... Read More

A special sandwich for Dad: Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce

Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce on ciabatta roll.

Warm summer nights are filled with crickets singing their songs. The sound of firecrackers and cherry bombs off in the distance, mingling with hot dogs roasting somewhere in the neighborhood, brings us right back to our youth. It’s funny how just a whiff of something can transport you to ...

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Stars — Garson, Gable, Tracy, Taylor — shine in classic films

The stars shine on the screen this weekend in a range of films that remind us how movies of the past can entertain. Thanks to broadcast and cable television, these forgotten offerings shine again. Check them out. Sunrise at Campobello (1960) In the 1940s, Greer Garson could do no wrong, winning ...

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