| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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....
| Nov 28, 2014
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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:24 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:46 AM
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.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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...