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  • A Visit To Groton's Copp Property

    A Visit To Groton's Copp Property
    Ah, Groton. The hiking opportunities aren't exactly numerous. There's Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park and the Gold Star Bridge to get you to other hiking spots in other towns. Just passing through, Submarine Capital of the World. But after...
  • Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1

    Lawmakers must heed voters  on Amendment 1
    Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of "yes" don't you understand? Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's...
  • Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition

    Fulton Market landmark plan draws strong opposition
    Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties. Roger Romanelli,...
  • In a word: littoral

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  LITTORAL With all respect to the Appalachian counties of...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • 'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.

    'Capping' freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.
    As cities become more dense, finding new open space is proving a difficult task. Urban planners in several areas around Southern California believe we don't need to look any farther than our local freeways. The idea is to "cap" the freeway by building a...
  • Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate

    Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate
    TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies. Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
  • Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land

    A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • With so many laws, we could all be felons

    With so many laws, we could all be felons
    On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
  • Southington Buying Marion Avenue Land

    SOUTHINGTON – A hilly, forested 31 acres of Marion Avenue that abuts Rogers Orchards and the Cheshire town line is being bought by the town for $253,000. The purchase, approved recently by the town council, will preserve the land as open space...