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  • Green Wheels: Steady Habits

    Green Wheels: Steady Habits
    FAIRFIELD — Last week, I attended the opening of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME). It's a fancy name for a 1,300-square-foot space above Fairfield University's downtown bookstore that will become a shared office...
  • Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War

    Connecticut in the Midst of an Insect War
    More than 13,000 foreign killers were turned loose in Connecticut this summer, an airborne army of assassins unleashed to take down a very special enemy. The killers are known as "parasitoid" wasps. Their only target is the emerald ash borer, an...
  • Connecticut Failing To Monitor Pesticide Use

    Connecticut Failing To Monitor Pesticide Use
    Sitting in dusty file cabinets at Connecticut's environmental agency are tens of thousands of reports by licensed landscapers, lawn-care professionals and farmers about how much pesticide they are putting down each year. No one is reading them. No one...
  • Gas Busters

    There's a secret weapon to fight the rising cost of gas. Look in the mirror. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features No matter what kind of vehicle you own, the best way to minimize pain at the pump is to maximize your car's fuel efficiency. You can do this...
  • What's Your New Ride Worth to You?

    Paying attention to long-term ownership costs when shopping for a new car or truck can pay off in the long run. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As new cars continue to sell at a record pace, many browsers are turning into shoppers and shoppers into...
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • Ban on boat sewage discharges proposed for 2 more NY lakes

    The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comments on its proposal to prohibit boats from dumping sewage into Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake and the Seneca River. The Clean Water Act prohibits discharge of raw sewage from boats, but discharges from...
  • Dominion Virginia Power still pushing on Skiffes Creek line

    Dominion Virginia Power still pushing on Skiffes Creek line
    Dominion Virginia Power is going to keep pushing to build a high-voltage Skiffes Creek power line across the James River, saying it needs to complete the link before 2017 if the Peninsula is to avoid rolling blackouts or brownouts. But in the wake of...
  • Peninsula budgets: Smoother sailing with improving economy

    Peninsula budgets: Smoother sailing with improving economy
    Peninsula localites are beginning to feel the impacts of an improved economy, and it's showing up in their budgets. The slash-and-burn budgets of a few years ago are being replaced with modest spending growth in operating budgets and larger increases in...
  • Hispanic organization's president leaves, successor named

    As she did for all board meetings at her home, Joyce Masterson made chili. But when she filled the slow cooker earlier this month, she had bittersweet emotions. It was her last meeting as president and CEO of the Organization of Hispanic and Latin...
  • Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste

    Tax day just yields more cash for the government to waste
    The White House marked Tax Day on Wednesday by reminding taxpayers to go online and use a "taxpayer receipt calculator" to see where their federal tax dollars are going. "From funding for our schools to funding for our veterans, it's important to know...