| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:08 PM
If the money can be had, this is a great environmental victory: The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy and protect a stunning 1,000-acre tract along the shore called The Preserve — the last...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Many people see various animals or faces in the puffy clouds of a midsummer day. Me? I'm more of a see-things-in-rock-formations kind of guy. You know, things like the former "Old Man Of The Mountain," a jumble of granite that once stood on the side of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There was a time when I wanted to live on the shore. I thought it would be
the perfect life, breathing in that refreshing salt air, watching those
fantastic sunsets, digging clams for dinner right out of your own front
yard. That all changed with...
| Sep 15, 2013
When it comes to pirate tourism Connecticut often gets robbed of its fair share of the booty.
Sure, pirate activity in the Caribbean has inspired the Disney ride and a billion dollar film franchise, and the famous Blackbeard spent his later years...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Susan and Howard Kilman lived in another shoreline community when they found themselves house hunting in Old Saybrook. Although the town offers myriad amenities – a bustling Main Street, a good school system and public library, beaches, marinas...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Connecticut Trails Day Weekend has 258 events, the most of any state. So now matter where you live, you're probably close to activities that are being held in 142 municipalities on June 7 and 8.
That's impressive for the third smallest state,...
| 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.
| 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:...