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  • Essex Meadows Seniors Contribute $200,000 Toward $8M Preserve Purchase

    ESSEX — The Essex Meadows retirement community is nestled on 106 wooded acres, and according to its residents, is home to 145 species of birds. The seniors go around with binoculars, and it is not uncommon to see them on a trail peering at a distant limb, exclaiming to a companion: "Look, a rufous-sided towhee!"
  • Multigenerational playgrounds inviting to kids, seniors

    Multigenerational playgrounds inviting to kids, seniors
    Playgrounds aren't just for kids anymore. Communities creating new outdoor play spaces, or redesigning existing ones, are putting in features that will attract fun-seekers of all ages. Sometimes called multigenerational playgrounds, these all-...

    606 event focuses on rail bed bridges

    606 event focuses on rail bed bridges
    The 606 boasts another number: 38. That's how many bridges spanned the 2.7-mile stretch of former rail bed on the Near Northwest Side that is being turned into a walking and biking trail and park system. On Saturday, you can learn about them, do your...

    525 acres slated to go to park service

    The National Park Service is close to acquiring 525 acres of scenic land facing the Delaware River and Appalachian Trail in Monroe County. The Smithfield Township property, originally part of the Shawnee Valley Planned Residential Development,...

    New Nature Preserve Opens in Stonington

    New Nature Preserve Opens in Stonington
    Environmentalists (and a few politicians) were out in force Thursday to celebrate the public opening to the public of a 45-acre natural area known as the Coogan Farm, the last piece of undeveloped land along the Mystic River in Stonington. The land, the...