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  • North Branford Teens 'Take Steps' To Battle Crohn's & Colitis

    North Branford Teens 'Take Steps' To Battle Crohn's & Colitis
    Many people don't know how debilitating a digestive diease can be...especially for a child. A brother and sister team from North Branford, both living with Ulcerative Colitis, are sharing their stories in an effort to raise support and awareness....
  • 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...
  • Engineer says Mounds Lake Reservoir plan has fatal flaws

    Plans to create Indiana's first new reservoir in more than four decades are fatally flawed because there would be no buyer for its water for 35 years, the former director of engineering for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources says. Engineer...
  • Del. state parks to begin collecting entrance fees March 1

    Delaware officials say they will begin collecting entrance fees to state parks on March 1. Officials say daily park entrance fees for inland parks are $4 for cars registered in Delaware and $8 for out-of-state vehicles. For ocean parks, the fees are $5...
  • Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises

    Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks. The approved spending plan also doesn't raise taxes,...
  • Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues

    Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues
    Choosing a venue for the wedding reception is one of the very first things couples do after getting engaged. It seems that all of the other major decisions hinge on finding the perfect place - from what kind of food to serve, to what style of dress to...
  • Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21

    It could get a lot harder to smoke traditional and electronic cigarettes in Hawaii, especially for young people. State lawmakers are considering raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes. They're also...
  • Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
    After disappearing for years, gray foxes have returned to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. The bushy-tailed predators vanished after the twin blows of Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and a wave of distemper that swept through the park's...
  • A cold view from the hiking trail at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

    COLUMBIA, Kan. Bill Bryan climbed to a snow-covered overlook at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and paused to take in the sounds of winter hiking. Make that, the lack of sounds. This scene was totally free of audio. Only the sound of hiking boats...
  • 2 frozen waterfalls form near New York park's ice volcano

    A New York state park that drew national attention for its ice volcano now has a second icy spectacle: a pair of waterfalls that are nearly frozen over. The Daily News in Batavia reports (http://bit.ly/1A3kMgn ) two of Letchworth State Park's major...
  • Expansion of Cacapon State Park put on indefinite hold

    An expansion of Capacon Resort State Park in Morgan County is on indefinite hold. The Journal (http://bit.ly/1wdUz44 ) says the governor's chief of staff, Charles Lorensen, told Sen. Charles Trump in a letter that excess lottery revenues won't be...