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  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River

    State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River
    State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore. The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Are We Ready For the Next Big Storm?

    This week brings the first and second anniversaries of two major storms that battered Connecticut. Is the state better prepared for such tempests today? Halloween Surprise The Halloween nor'easter of October 2011 was one for the record books. Starting...
  • A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines

    A Hike Among Fallen Giants In Cathedral Pines
    pmarteka@courant.com I'm not sure why I have avoided Cathedral Pines over the years. Maybe it was knowing that 25 years ago a trio of tornadoes devastated the grove of white pines in Cornwall that dated back to the Revolutionary War and were as close to...
  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition

    Aline Kominsky-Crumb's blond ambition
    In early 2012, Aline Kominsky-Crumb traded her red hair, nose ring and reputation as the cartoonist wife of controversial underground artist Robert Crumb to become a familiar archetype in Miami: a beach-blond bombshell. As a social experiment "for art's...
  • Cathy A. Sellitto August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013

    Cathy A. Sellitto  August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013
    Cathy A. Sellitto, 62, of Glendale, CA, passed away November 20, 2013, at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a kind, gentle person who appreciated the simple things in life; loved by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor...
  • Leave Rattlesnakes Alone, They Eat Ticks

    The timber rattlesnake, which is extinct in Rhode Island and Maine, is one of Connecticut's endangered species and is reportedly is losing the battle with humans, a trend that should be reversed. Timber rattlesnakes find welcoming habitat in central...
  • Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

     Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison
    — On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
  • California saves salmon from drought via trucks

    California saves salmon from drought via trucks
    California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon this week after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. Over the next two months, state and federal officials plan to truck up...