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Salt marshes buffer storms, filter pollution and cradle life

As hostile as civilization has been to salt marshes, humanity has no stronger ally. This can be heaven on earth. In summer, it hosts a vivid fiesta of motion and color.

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Tell Me Something: Caitlin Daly is on a quest for new experiences

Caitlin Daly writes a weekly blog, "Well I Never!" that details her attempts to do or try something new at least once a week. No experience is too small, strange or insignificant. Daly blogs about everything from making almond milk, attending a Jewish naming ceremony, and not talking for 48 hours, to ice fishing and...

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Her higher power brought this healing practitioner home to Mystic

“It's almost like you've heard a bell ring or have been “contacted” and all of a sudden your whole being gets in sync with something. It's like jumping out of an airplane and now, there's another whole world that you're a part of. This is the divine," the Rev. Colleen Clabby explains.

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Historical groups keep curiosity burning

Tim Jacobs, the Connecticut registrar for the Sons of the American Revolution, also helped to revive an organization called Son of a Witch. As its name implies, it's an organization for those who are descended of those accused of witchcraft — a hysteria that was by no means limited to Salem, Mass.

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Tell Me Something: For beach manager, nothing beats Sunday morning

Which movie, television show or theatrical production most accurately depicts life as the director of a public beach?
I have always compared the people here to a “Seinfeld,” episode, but our characters are even more interesting and storylines can be even more absurd. There is a lot of great material here.

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Tell Me Something: The woman behind WailingCity.com

Q. Who is on your Mount Rushmore of drummers?
A. Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
Patty Schemel (Hole)
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam)

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Local marshes protect life

In May, the federal government issued its third National Climate Assessment, which represents the work of 300 scientists and 13 federal agencies. In the 800-page report, analysts echoed findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: that the planet is warming as a result of pollutant-driven carbon dioxide buildup, and that the consequences for human life include sea level rise, flooding, severe weather events and threats to species and public health, including spikes in...

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