Blog Posts - Connecticut River

10-day Fish Pic Challenge - Day 7 - Connecticut River Smallmouths

When we moved to western MA in June 2014, I was excited to be closer to smallmouth waters. However, what I didn't realize is that there would be so many great places to fish within 20 minutes of the house, so I rarely end up driving the extra 20 minu...

River view, recovery mode

Connecticut River view from Canoe ClubGeorge's "air-conditioned" court by the riverIt was great to be outside playing tennis on the clay courts at the Holyoke Canoe Club from 9 a.m. to noon, with a view of the river, as opposed to having a needle in...

Gillette Castle State Park

High on the hill overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River between Lyme and Haddam is the site of one of the most unique castles constructed as private residences in New England during the late 1880's and early 1900's. Gillette Castle was designed...
by eTravelTrips on Feb 20, 2013

Former fugitive and New England mobster Enrico Ponzo indicted on racketeering, drug charges

A notorious New England mobster was indicted Thursday on 18 counts of racketeering, drug trafficking, witness tampering, and other charges, said a spokeswoman for the US attorney’s office. Enrico Ponzo, 44, of Boston was one of 15 men named in a 40...
by Mafia Today on Feb 1, 2013

When do you stop playing the cancer card?

First of all, I know it's not a game, but that's the way many of us refer to it, partly in jest but partly seriously.The question comes up when you have enough distance to wonder under which circumstances you might be tempted to use cancer as an 'exc...

Tornado forms in Springfield, Massachusetts

I wish there was sound! This video is incredible!
by Joke Radar on Jun 3, 2011

Connecticut Farm Barn and Pasture – Wordless Wednesday

We passed this quaint farm barn, with nothing in site except a small baby eagle, soaring overhead looking for dinner.
by Moomettesgram's Musings on Feb 16, 2010

Connecticut River Back Roads – Wordless Wednesday

There's many country back roads that parallel the river from Essex to Saybrook, and over the years, we've traversed them all four seasons to see the beautiful views!
by Moomettesgram's Musings on Dec 29, 2009

Blue Moonlight Seascape Oil Painting - almost finished

I have been working on my large 4 foot by 4 foot oil painting and have only small details left to finish. The scene is of the Black Hall River with the Lynde Light and the Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse at the mouth of the Connecticut River. I take a...
by P.J. Cook artist on Dec 8, 2009

Ye Olde Connecticut River Cove Warehouse - Wordless Wednesday

The Connecticut River has always had an important part in our history. The river is navigable from Saybrook Point, at the mouth of the River, north up until Hartford. During colonial times, ships would anchor and often their provisions would be loa...
by Moomettesgram's Musings on Aug 26, 2009

Sunset at the Mouth of the Connecticut River - Wordless Wednesday

We know all the local favorite spots for dining and taking in the sunsets on the Connecticut seashore, many with either direct waterfront views, or views of the beautiful salt marshes and birding wildlife refuges. Related posts:Connecticut Salt...
by Moomettesgram's Musings on Jul 28, 2009

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