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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Hearst Castle, many California state parks shut because of rainstorms

    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,...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    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...
  • Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP

    Freebie Friday: $5 off at Target and Publix, $10 off at Kohl's, JCP
    Happy Freebie Friday!  It's time for another fantastic freebie free-for-all! Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, I have a coupon to save $5 on deli, bakery and produce,  good at Target and Publix. Also, I have another coupon to save $10 at Kohl's...
  • Boy, 4, survives 230-foot fall from cliff in Northern California

    Boy, 4, survives 230-foot fall from cliff in Northern California
    A 4-year-old boy was rescued Monday after falling 230 feet off a seaside cliff in Northern California and landing on a rocky beach below. Incredibly, the boy survived. Using the standard 10 feet between floors, the distance was similar to falling off...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Tuesday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Tuesday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Tuesday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Tuesday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • The Black Rocks Of Watertown

    The Black Rocks Of Watertown
    I scrambled up the side of Black Rock, my hiking boots kicking away small rocks that scattered down the trail. Pulling myself up on narrow rock ledges as pine needles and leaves fell around me, I looked at the large rock that loomed above me. As I...