A Hartford Yard Goats employee pulls a cart through the picnic pavilion area in the outfield of Dunkin' Donuts Park before a game. Perhaps no professional athletes were hurt more by the COVID pandemic last year than minor-league baseball players. It affected thousands of players, including dozens with local ties. And they did. Minor-league baseball is very different from what it looked like only a little over a year ago.
Elka I. Elka was the beloved wife of Eric N. Growing up as children in the same small town in Northern Germany, Elka and Eric fell in love and married in , and have spent nearly 62 years together. Elka was a vital part of all of our lives, and we miss her terribly. We miss her kindness, her love of life, and her irreverent sense of humor. She was also predeceased by two older sisters, Magdalene, who died in early childhood; and Lisa Godt, who passed just last year. Elka is survived by her loving younger sister, Karen Landmark.
First a canal, then a railroad, and now a trail define the history of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Completed segments span Connecticut south to north, from New Haven to the Massachusetts border, for nearly 50 miles. A multiyear work in progress with only a couple of gaps remaining, the trail will total 57 miles when finished.
Spring Seventy contest entries were received from 35 people ranging in age from 7 to 87, including 30 farmers who took photos of their farms. The entries were compelling and revealed a deep appreciation for farming and farm life in Suffield. A selection of the photos is presented here.