Despite its history, Glastonbury is not a quaint community that lives in the past. The town on the banks of the Connecticut River feels thoroughly modern with a sleek mix of local shops, national retail chains and a notable restaurant scene.

Ridgefield residents describe their town as a best-of-both worlds destination. On one hand, it is a classic New England country town complete with stone walls, historic buildings and a beautiful town green. On the other, it’s only a short train ride or an hour-and-change drive to New York Ci…

In this new monthly feature, we take a closer look a what makes a community in our state a great place to visit or live in. First up: the charming small town of Deep River.