| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Last year, I kept a file of stories about the most stupid events covered by the national media. I'm sharing one with hope it may help prevent a copycat from appearing in 2015.
My favorite contagion of stupidity began when some macho Boy Scout leaders...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:19 PM
A Daytona Beach woman found dead in a car submerged near Blue Spring State Park Wednesday had been depressed, police said.
Kathy Hilbert, 57, was reported missing on Tuesday. Her 37-year-old son told Daytona Beach Police that his mother, a recovering...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:23 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Uniworld has six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015, including an eight-day Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time itinerary that's...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California.
If you're planning to visiting state parks Thursday, Friday and through the weekend,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:33 PM
WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Flying south for the winter took on a new meaning as a tern from New York boarded a Delta flight to South Florida in November.
After a few weeks being cared for at the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, the tern was recently released into...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A combination of the almost full moon, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a temporary barrier that was supposed to protect a storm-battered stretch of A1A under construction.
Officials have been watching water levels since October,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In Florida, dreaming of a white Christmas is little more than wishful thinking.
The weather warrants shorts and flip-flops for the majority of the winter season, so the odds of it actually snowing here this year are slim to none.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Christmas has historically been an exciting time at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam. It has become tradition to decorate the interior of the 24-room mansion from top to bottom to reflect the holiday spirit. However, this year is a particularly...