| Feb 15, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Whether there is snow or ice, Long Island Sound is always full of fascinating wildlife, especially during this cold season when the water is free of boat traffic.
So, grab your warmest coat, hat and mittens and embark on a Winter Creature Cruise...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Here's an ugly thought to bring up while people along Connecticut's coast are still struggling to rebuild their shattered homes and lives:
Maybe Sandy wasn't bad enough.
Maybe what we really need to knock some sense into us about how we handle our...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
It's been a long time since fishermen lived along Water Street in the village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. The Stonington Dock and the Roman Catholic bishop's annual blessing of the fleet are among the few reminders to outsiders that a...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:03 AM
He was the kind of character a novelist might have dreamed up: a crusty, profane, mustachioed, cigar-chomping, lovable old bastard limping around the State Capitol with his cane and a take-no-bullshit attitude toward one and all.
Now that George L. 'Doc'...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape.
One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Great whites are cruising off our shores, around Cape Cod and Long Island and even in the Sound, the experts say. They’re hunting, but not for us.
This summer has seen increasing reports of these great sharks in the waters off southern New England....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:08 AM
If you want some additional stuff on global warming to worry about, there's a new federal report out that water temperatures off the northeastern U.S. coast this year were the highest ever recorded.
The study found that some areas, such as Chesapeake Bay...
| Sep 14, 2011
John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment and a producer whose credits include "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," has died. He was 81.
Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles...
| Apr 17, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
| Jun 2, 2012
First of all, Black Hogg, the name of the new Silver Lake gastropub, doesn't refer to a heritage pig or even a plain old hog or wild boar. According to the staff, it takes its name from the alternative definition of hogg, which the Oxford English...
| Apr 7, 2012
I'm crazy for oysters, always have been. At Hog Island Oysters near Bodega Bay, I've been known to down three or four dozen at a time, all shucked, slowly, by me. Wherever I'm headed, you can be sure I've got the oyster bars mapped out ahead of time. So...