With the arrival of fall, it’s easier to feel close to the ancient food traditions of our ancestors who preserved the harvest in preparation for winter.

This Week's Circulars


MOUNT UPTON - James Allison Browning, 69, of Mount Upton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at Wilson Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 6, 1949, son of the late Reginald and Florence (Maynard) Browning in Sidney. Jim married Donna Gaughan on May 26, …

JEFFERSON - Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at MacArthur Funeral Home, Stamford. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Sacred Heart Church, Stamford. Share condolences with the Volpe family online at www.macarthurfh.com.

WORCESTER - Born in the old country, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, Gaspare Stabile led a life full of adventure. His parents Giuseppe and Maria Cristina taught him a lot about the ways of the land, along with several uncles and cousins. At the age of 19, he emigrated to the United …

Hot dogs and baseball are the quintessential American pairing -- and, as thousands of people prepare to attend this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, my culinary mind turns not just to the hot dog, but more specifically to the accompaniment that truly completes it: sauerkraut.