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  • 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...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...
  • Commentary: With runner's diary, marathoner takes road less traveled

    Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon. I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year. Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
  • 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...
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
  • #Hemlock woolly adelgid discovered in Western Pa. state parks

     
    A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...
  • Spot a python? Who you gonna call?

    Here's what to do if you encounter a giant Burmese python, such as the one recently discovered in the Everglades. First, don't panic. Second, call 1-888-IveGot1, a hotline set up by The Nature Conservancy for reporting sightings of pythons, boa...
  • Expect To See More Black Bears in Connecticut

    Expect To See More Black Bears in Connecticut
    A young female black bear removed by state wildlife officials from a back yard near downtown Greenwich in early July may become the first of its kind to set up a permanent residence in Fairfield County in the past couple of centuries, according to the...
  • Virginia Department of Forestry: 2,300-acre conservation easement established in Isle of Wight County

    Virginia Department of Forestry: 2,300-acre conservation easement established in Isle of Wight County
    Isle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry. This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital...
  • A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback

    A Visit To Old Lyme's Lord Cove And Whaleback
    "This is the jewel right here." With that simple statement, Christina Clayton, president of the Old Lyme Land Trust, summed up the group's newest addition: the John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve. The land is a stunning patch of forest, stone walls,...
  • Auction of fashion made of sustainable materials

    Auction of fashion made of  sustainable materials
    You can now bid online for some "green goods" - including a Isaac Mizrahi dress - and have the proceeds go to restoring the wetlands in the Everglades. The auction is being put on by The Nature Conservancy, which is the organization behind the exhibit...