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  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the Connecticut River can't be beat," says Nicole Chalfant, Museum Curator for State Parks.  This "royal" retirement home has become an iconic site, nestled on an amazing piece of property overlooking the water.
  • Parks Show Effect Of Cost On Demand

    "To encourage everyone to visit a state park this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said [July 24, Page 1, "Free Pass At State parks, Museums"]. This came to mind as I drove down Route 9...

    Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point

    Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point
    A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-...

    Her birthday wish: Helping 30 nonprofits in 30 days

    Her birthday wish: Helping 30 nonprofits in 30 days
    Ashley Turner is spreading a little goodwill for her upcoming 30th birthday. Thirty consecutive days of it, in fact. Every day between now and when she blows out her birthday candles on Aug. 6, Turner will spotlight Broward County nonprofits through...

    Beltzville Lake closed to swimming

    The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has closed the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming today. Conservation staff has again found high bacterial counts in water samples from Monday. As a precaution, the...