The CT-DEEP Fishing Report: Late summer action

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.

LARGEMOUTH  BASS  fishing  is  reported  as  fair  to  good,  with  bigger  fish  sometimes  being  hard  to  find.  Places   to  try  include  Candlewood  Lake  (action’s  been  slowing),  Highland  Lake,  Pachaug  Pond,  Congamond  Lakes,  Burr   Pond,  Mansfield  Hollow  Reservoir,  Bantam ...

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Movie menu: A potpourri of old favorites

Geraldine Page and Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth.

With many ways for a family to watch movies together, broadcast and cable television still make it easy to revisit old favorites. What may be familiar to one may be new to someone else! Here are a few choices for this weekend. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) This was a banner year for movies... ...

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Amazing Tomato Cobbler — great use for garden bounty

A delicious Amazing Tomato Cobbler.

The temperatures are changing.  Fall is definitely coming and bringing the cooler weather along for the ride. Our beautiful flowers are now brown and stalky. To be honest with you, I am over them and sick of watering every night. Every time I walk by them its hard to believe they were once so ...

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo: A small bright spot in the Chevrolet line

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo

Sadly, most of the news lately about Chevrolet’s subcompact segment has been negative. But there’s a silver lining around the clouds encompassing the Cavalier and Cobalt. The Sonic, a subcompact sedan that debuted during the 2012 model year, achieves a clean break from the mediocrity or worse ...

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Are eyebrow and nose rings interview-appropriate?


Q.  My son is applying for a job at a company that seems to have a fairly informal environment. I suggested that he remove his eyebrow and nose rings for the interview and he said that was ridiculous, that they are part of who he is. Who is right? A. Generally speaking, you are. The... Read More

Magic in the Moonlight, a lesser effort

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.

Any moviemaker who makes as many movies as Woody Allen will make some that are better than others. For every Annie Hall or Blue Jasmine he beautifully crafts, Allen occasionally puts his direction on autopilot with clinkers like To Rome With Love and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. His latest, ...

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The bounty of fall’s farmers’ markets

Eggplant is a treat right now.

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau The September Farmers’ Market is positively lush, burgeoning with the last of summer’s seasonal bounty. Tomatoes, deeply ripened by the searing August sun, are at their prime peak of perfection. Sweet ...

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