| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
For the first time, lobster season in Long Island Sound will be shut down for most of the fall. From Sunday through Nov. 28, it will be illegal to trap lobsters there.
The move is a sad one for Connecticut's already struggling fishing industry, but it's...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
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,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:58 PM
If you're looking for something satisfying to do outdoors this weekend, why not join in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday.
The non-profit group Save the Sound and its partners (including Bank of America) will be working at 17 sites along the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Jellyfish are about to take over the oceans! Mass "blooms" will destroy fisheries, clog nuke plant intakes, ruin beaches! Long Island Sound, with its warming waters and high nitrogen pollution, is a prime candidate for the Jellyfish Apocalypse!
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A 21st century riddle for you: What's slimy, green and brown, sometimes smelly and disgusting, but also a potentially wonderful anti-pollution tool that's good to eat and could turn into an economic pot of gold for Connecticut?
The answer, of course, is...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Like many a lobsterman in the year 2012, Captain William Michael Harden discovered he needed a new business plan. Lobsters never recovered after the die-off in 1999, and he couldn't sell the 1,000 a day he needed to make a profit.
When he came home from...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Site Projects is a New Haven non-profit that commissions internationally-acclaimed artists to create temporary, free visual art in the city's public spaces. In 2010, the group was responsible for the 110-foot-tall, trippy, orange, dimension-defying...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:15 PM
During my travels across the state, I've seen plenty of stone walls snaking their way through the woods – a tangible link to the land's agricultural past before the New England forest reclaimed it.
I've seen lichen-covered walls. I've visted...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River.
There's the cursed Charles Island off the...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
In a state which has suffered a net loss of jobs for more than a decade, the potential for economic development at and around the University of Connecticut is welcome news. Like other major universities such as Michigan, Duke and Stanford, which spawned...