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  • Waves spill over wall on A1A

    Waves spill over wall on A1A
    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,...
  • Decorations celebrate Gillette Castle's centennial

    Decorations celebrate Gillette Castle's centennial
    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...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    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...
  • PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review

    PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review
    The Delaware River Basin Commission, the multi-state compact that oversees water resources in the river's watershed from New York to Delaware, has announced it plans to review the proposed PennEast pipeline. The decision has encouraged pipeline...
  • Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls

    Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls
    With the waterfalls thundering behind them, the Black Witches of Haddam gathered around the deep cylindrical hole in the rock ledge. One threw a frog's tongue into the seemingly bottomless abyss, while another tossed in the broken quill of a porcupine....
  • Shop and raise funds at 'Christkindlmarkt'

    Shop and raise funds at 'Christkindlmarkt'
    On Dec. 6, the Seagull Society of the Friends of Birch State Park Inc. will launch the inaugural “Christkindlmarkt” event. Inspired by a holiday craft event in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the fundraiser will take place in the...
  • Travel back in time through Christmas on Florida Frontier

    Travel back in time through Christmas on Florida Frontier
    Step back in time and celebrate Christmas on the Florida Frontier from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 on the grounds of Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell in Sumter County. Participants can make and play with homemade toys,...
  • Some Lehigh Valley deer hunters have new rules

    What seemed like a long winter in 2014 has suddenly morphed into the outdoors homestretch. With this being Thanksgiving week, hunters won't have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads while sleeping off the tryptophan-rich turkey that will be...
  • California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush

     California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush
    If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand

    Huge underwater hole planned to get beach sand
    A hole the size of eight football fields would be gouged from the ocean floor off Fort Lauderdale under a plan to help save the eroding beaches of southern Broward County. The Army Corps of Engineers said Broward County has applied for a permit to...