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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • Infiniti M56

    By Paula MacPherson The Infiniti M56 was filled with gadgetry. I’m usually put off by all of the functions and complexity, but here it works, as much of it requires just a simple push or two of a button. Some of it requires no effort on the part...
  • Residents disagree about proposed State Police gun range

    A standing-room-only crowd filled the meeting room at the Willington Public Library on Thursday evening, May 28, as residents heard a proposal from the Connecticut State Police for a new Firearms Training Facility to be built on one of three sites: two in...
  • New York preservationists, officials square off over concrete boxes

    New York preservationists, officials square off over concrete boxes
    From the beginning, the hulking edifice drew furrowed brows in Goshen, a lovingly preserved town with a harness racing museum, village green and buildings harking back to the Revolutionary War. On a Main Street lined with brick colonial and Victorian...
  • Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)

    Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)
    Comcast, like any cable operator in Greater Hartford, knows why subscribers are bailing out of its television service. The Internet is taking over video entertainment. For the first time, Comcast announced in a recent earnings call, it has more Internet...
  • Bogey's Is Back, But In A New Neighborhood

    Bogey's Is Back, But In A New Neighborhood
    Bogey's is back — the golf-themed Westport haunt, closed by Hurricane Irene floods in 2011 — has reopened in Norwalk. For 17 years Bogey's, less than a mile from downtown Westport, was a favorite neighborhood hangout. Now in the former Ash...
  • Sea level rise threatens Kennedy Space Center

    Sea level rise threatens Kennedy Space Center
    Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday. "There's reason to be nervous now because the...
  • Require budget cuts for disaster aid?: Front Burner

    Require budget cuts for disaster aid?: Front Burner
    The good news: Florida has enjoyed nearly 10 years of hurricane-free living. The bad news: Experts say that drought means ill winds soon will blow. Over that decade, Florida's population has grown, and more homes and businesses to cater to that enlarged...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Homonyms, hurricanes and Asperger's in Ann M. Martin's 'Rain Reign'

    If Rose Howard's family was well off, she'd be a "special" girl who was considered smart and quirky by the teachers at her private school for children who have Asperger's syndrome. But Rose, the main character and the narrator of "Rain Reign" by Ann...
  • Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11

    Chapter 11: The Digital Age Takes Hold Post 9/11
    On a clear September morning in 2001, the world changed. The 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington changed the way that America looked at safety, security and its role in the world. As the first of the two World Trade Center towers fell, and...