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  • READER SUBMITTED: Stream Insects Focus Of Natural History Museum Activity

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold water a quality activity "Stream Insects" on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Paula Coughlin, citizen science coordinator at the...
  • Celebrate Mansfield Festival to offer something for everyone

    The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites area residents to gather at the 11th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival for music, food and fun. The Celebrate Mansfield Festival will be Sunday, Sept. 21 on the Town Square. In case of rain, the event will be...
  • Stream insects

    POMFRET- The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold water a quality activity called Stream Insects on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Paula Coughlin, citizen science...
  • Book and bake sale

    NORTH GROSVENORDALE – The Friends of the Thompson Public Library will be holding their fall book and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, 934 Riverside Drive (Rt. 12). Book donations accepted until Friday, Sept. 26, at noon. Individually...
  • Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

    Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs
    In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Remarkably complete skeletons of the three new species -- Shenshou lui,...
  • Squirrel-like Jurassic critters shed light on mammal origins

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying reptiles soaring above....
  • At Santa Barbara mission, history is kept alive with daily activities

    At Santa Barbara mission, history is kept alive with daily activities
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara 10th mission 1786 This mission, often called Old Mission Santa Barbara, is a hive of activity, with lecture series, Franciscans on the scene, an active museum, extensive archives and gardens. (Its overnight retreat...
  • For the record

    Huge dinosaur: An article in the Sept. 5 Section A about the discovery of a massive Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur included an illustration that was credited to Mark A. Klingler of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It should have been credited to...
  • Gargantuan new dinosaur is uncovered

    PHILADELPHIA It weighed as much as eight school buses. Its 37-foot neck looked like a section of oil pipeline. Its thigh bone alone was as big as a grown man. Say hello to "Dreadnoughtus schrani." Drexel University scientists announced Thursday that...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The New England Vampire Folk Belief: The Archeological Evidence

    The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will add to October's chill with a timely discussion of a real "skull-and-crossbones" scenario and an historical belief in vampires, right here in Connecticut. On Oct. 16 state archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will...