| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
One of my favorite things to do when I was growing up was to explore the headwaters of streams that flowed through the woods. Sometimes the journey would end at a small lake or the broken dam of a mill pond. Other times, the journey led me to spring or...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
For high school seniors, this is the season when hope meets reality when it comes to college admission - except for a Long Island teenager who has won the equivalent of the academic jackpot.
Kwasi Enin, 17, of Shirley, N.Y., has been accepted by all...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:07 PM
It isn't difficult to understand Connecticut's pesticide enforcement problem — just do the numbers.
Pesticides registered for use in the state: about 11,000. State-licensed pesticide applicators: 5,000-plus. State-registered pesticide businesses:...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:02 AM
This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Culture, tourism, placemaking and economic development are four concepts that belong together. Good public policy requires thinking strategically about their interrelatedness.
Despite being one of only six states with abundant, on-the-ground and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The changing climate is expected to make Connecticut a different place with more extreme weather, hotter summers and more precipitation, disrupting the natural world around us and testing our ability to respond and adapt.
Some changes will be volatile...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization.
Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events.
Still, for many hundreds of years,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts.
Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark.
Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together...