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Connecticut River paddlers celebrate trail extension plan

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

You can’t really cut a ribbon to open a river to canoeists, so a coalition of groups promoting paddling up and down the Connecticut River did the next best thing Saturday – they held a picnic and a celebratory paddle from Gillette Castle State Park to Selden Island State Park in Lyme. About 80 people

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Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline storm concern

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

In Connecticut, all local building officials can do is grit their teeth and enforce the state building code. While they can encourage homeowners to build or renovate to higher standards including those for wind, communities cannot mandate requirements that exceed the state code. For more on this story, visit: Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline

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Jun 21st, 2014 | By

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Honors for Westport’s Conservation Director

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Westport’s Director of Conservation, Alicia Mozian, on Thursday accepted a Women Inspiring Conservation in Connecticut Award at a Hartford ceremony. For more on this story, visit: Honors for Westport’s Conservation Director – WestportNow.com – Westport, Connecticut.



Local women honored by Connecticut Conservation Partnership

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Twelve women were honored at the State Capitol Thursday as Connecticut’s Conservation Partnership recognized them for their work in agriculture and natural resources conservation. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Local women honored by Connecticut Conservation Partnership | News from southeastern Connecticut.



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Jun 20th, 2014 | By

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A cesspool no more, the Connecticut River returning to former, cleaner self

Jun 20th, 2014 | By

Once swollen with sewerage and industrial waste, the river has improved steadily over the past two decades, making it far more suitable for rowing, Dietz said. A study released by Environment Massachusetts Thursday showed that Massachusetts ranked in fourth lowest in river pollution levels, behind Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Arizona. For more on this

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Council of Governments group tours Millstone Power Station

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments representatives and staff toured Millstone Power Station on Wednesday, learning about cooling water, storage of spent fuel and key issues facing the nuclear plant. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Council of Governments group tours Millstone Power Station | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Plum Island going back under the microscope

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

Environmental experts on both sides of Long Island Sound are embarking on new initiatives designed to educate the public about the importance of preserving Plum Island. In New York, the state Department of Environment Conservation is funding a year-long study of the island. Starting in January 2015, biologists from the DEC’s New York Natural Heritage

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Many question EPA’s Housatonic River cleanup plan

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

The impact on homeowners and effectiveness of the planned cleanup for the Housatonic River from southern Pittsfield into Connecticut highlighted the initial public discussion of the recently released federal proposal. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials Wednesday night outlined details of the preliminary Rest of River remediation to about 150 residents, environmentalists and local government officials

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Interested in helping restore and protect LISound this summer? Attend a Stewardship Day in Long Island this July!

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Interested in doing your part to restore and protect the Sound this summer? Then, attend one or all of the upcoming volunteer Stewardship Days in Long Island this July! No experience required – you will be taught everything you need to know. We hope to see you there! Stewardship Day volunteer opportunities: · Thursday, July

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Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation into law Monday that creates a statewide port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, for the deepwater ports of New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Hunting for Horseshoe Crabs on a Milford Beach

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

It’s mating season for Long Island Sound’s horseshoe crabs. Every year, a group of biologists from Sacred Heart University scour Connecticut’s beaches to track and tag these ancient creatures. I met up with one group in Milford, under a full moon at midnight, to learn more. Here’s a quick primer on basic horseshoe crab biology.

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Jun 18th, 2014 | By

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Rally at Rippowam: Stamford residents gather to demand bike lanes on High Ridge Road

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Stamford students and teachers join call for better cycling and walking conditions.



Energize Connecticut announces student contest winners

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co., announced the winners of its 10th annual eesmarts Student Contest during a ceremony held at the state Capitol on June 5. The contest gives Connecticut students in kindergarten through 12th grades the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable

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Jun 17th, 2014 | By

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Flooding closes streets in New Haven area; creates manhole ‘geyser’

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Cars and pedestrians were stranded by flooded streets, water streamed out of overflowing manholes and at least one large tree was knocked down when downpours hit the city Friday. Most of the floodwaters had receded from streets by 2:30 p.m. and the sun came out. For more on this story, visit: Flooding closes streets in

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Residents speak out against zoning change along river in New Hartford

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Siting and constructing an industrial park next to the pristine and magnificent wild and scenic Farmington River raises the potential for polluting runoff, toxic air emissions, and noise and odor pollution into this spectacular Connecticut resource [June 12, Connecticut, "New Hartford OKs Zoning Change"]. If this immoral choice wins, Satan’s Kingdom will have earned its

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Jun 13th, 2014 | By

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