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  • Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday

    Celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day This Sunday
    Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events taking place during the day. Florence Griswold Museum (pictured), 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, flogris.org; Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, (203) 263-2855, theglebehouse.org; Harkness Memorial State Park, 275 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, (860) 443-5725, ct.gov/dep; New London County Historical Society and Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St., New London, (860) 443-1209, newlondonhistory.org; Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Environmental Center, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, (203) 734-2513, ct.gov/dep/kellogg; Thankful Arnold House Museum, 14 Hayden Hill Rd., Haddam, (860) 345-2400, haddamhistory.org.
  • EPA nominee a champion for public health

    EPA nominee a champion for public health
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...

    Update on State Rep. Terry Backer Case: Fined for Ethics Violation

    Here’s an update on a story we did a couple of years ago about an apparent conflict of interest involving a state legislator and his influence over an agency that directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a non-profit he operated. The...

    Getting Out And Letterboxing

    Getting Out And Letterboxing
    Want to get your kids off the couch, away from the video games for a few hours? Try Letterboxing, a Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection program designed to get families moving and learning about the environment. "It's definitely a...

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach
    Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...