Author Archives: Gerry

About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.

Havana Daydreamin’

Where to next? Not Havana.  Not yet.  But maybe soon. 36 years ago this month, I covered the Trinity College basketball team as the first American sports team to play in Cuba since the revolution in 1959. Here are some … Continue reading

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Three Boys in Paris

It’s been far too long…ten years…since we last visited Paris. Even in the face of last night’s carnage, I think of Paris as a life-affirming place.  Just “being there” is exhilarating. On our visits, my wife and I will typically … Continue reading

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Paris

This morning on my NBC Connecticut Facebook page, I posted cute video from Lima, Peru.  A bulldog skateboarded his way into the Guinness Book of Records. The video made me smile for what it was, but also because of where … Continue reading

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My Time with Dave

David Letterman’s long and successful late night run ends tonight. There were Letterman people and there were Leno people.  I’m a Letterman guy.  Jay is a standup comedy hall of famer, but I’ve always been more comfortable with Dave’s sensibilities. … Continue reading

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Life or Death?

BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. The death penalty.  You’re for … Continue reading

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5 Weeks at Home

Over.  It’s back to reality today, January 5th, 2015.  Back to work. It is exactly 48 years since my first close encounter with cancer.  My grandfather died from esophageal cancer on January 5, 1967. There would be too many more. … Continue reading

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Long John Gone

We knew him only as Long John. For years, he would be stationed by a boulder on Orient Beach in St. Martin, book in hand, available for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Women looked at him in awe, and maybe a little … Continue reading

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