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  • Winter In The Wings

    As fall began to take its final bows this week, winter was waiting in the wings, hastening the old season’s slide into history with sleet, ice, and snow. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, it appeared that someone had run Zambonis over the roads in much of the state, turning the morning rush into a cautious creep. Then snow frosted the landscape again on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Winter asserts itself in this way as no other season does. It imposes itself on our pace, on our schedules, and on our certitude.

  • A Cautionary Tale On Sledding And Safety

    To the Editor:

    Downhill sled riding can be dangerous.  Two weeks ago, on a cloudy afternoon, I decided to take my children to Treadwell Park for some fun sled riding.

    The children hopped off the bus after school and excitedly got dressed for some fun in the snow.  My kids were ecstatic!  The hill was well groomed from riders the day before and there were a few nicely built jumps on the lower portion of the trail for an additional thrill!

  • Weathering The Winter

    The State of Connecticut has banned flying ice this winter — and every winter from now on. The new law took effect last week just in time for the year’s first big storm. It will levy fines — up to $1,250 for drivers of commercial trucks — for failure to clean snow and ice from their vehicles.