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Not long ago, New Haven-based defense attorney Norm Pattis was a celebrated champion of social justice causes. Today, with a roster of clients accused of heinous crimes, the outspoken Pattis might be the most controversial lawyer in Connecticut.

This & That

Jay Ross watched the action out the window from his hospital bed. He sat in his room at the long-term-care Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford — unable to walk after a motorcycle accident weeks earlier — as the annual Gaylord Gauntlet took place across the 400-acre campus. The 5k mud…

In the woods ahead I see the outline of what looks like the ruins of a castle. Myth and rumor had brought me here. Guided by directions found on the internet, I’d ventured on foot down an abandoned roadway in a tree-filled area adjacent to Interstate 84. The castle-like structure I see is la…

Where & When

Home & Living

Back before social media and smartphones, a porch served as a place for socialization. People would stroll through the neighborhood after dinner and visit with neighbors taking in the evening from their front porch, trading stories about their days while enjoying a mild summer’s eve or a cri…

It is way down the list of websites maintained by state government where one would think to search out words of wisdom from the likes of Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But there the luminaries appear, courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Banking, with a Russian…

Eat & Drink

Sometimes the most obvious things are right under your nose. For Connecticut culinary colossus Tyler Anderson, that idiom takes on a literal meaning when it comes to pizza. “Recently I came to the conclusion,” Anderson says, “it’s my favorite food in the world, why the hell don’t I have a re…

Amis Trattoria, which opened in Westport in 2017, got a shot of culinary adrenaline over the summer when Jes Bengtson took over the kitchen as executive chef. Bengtson is also the executive chef at Terrain Cafe in Westport, which is owned by the same company. I’d previously been impressed wi…

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