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  • Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds

    Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds
    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...
  • Lobster Season Shut Down In The Sound

    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...
  • In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead

    In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead
    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...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    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,...
  • As far as Navy football knows, it's playing Duke on Saturday

    As far as Navy football knows, it's playing Duke on Saturday
    After beating service academy rival Air Force Saturday in Annapolis, Navy (3-1) is planning to play Duke this week, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Sunday night. The Midshipmen are scheduled to play the Blue Devils (3-2) Saturday at Wallace...
  • In Sandy's Path, Memories And Treasures Float Away

    In Sandy's Path, Memories And Treasures Float Away
    When Sandy ripped through Connecticut's shoreline homes, it scattered memories far and wide, a testament to the storm's mindless but personal sweep.  A 1952 wedding album was buried in mud near the water in Fairfield. An antique desk floated in nearby...
  • A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek

    A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek
    I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
  • No Place For 'For Sale' Sign On Plum Island

    No Place For 'For Sale' Sign On Plum Island
    Plum Island — located off Orient Point, N.Y., within Long Island Sound's "Race" — is a cultural, historical and environmental haven — a rare place in danger of being lost. It was there, 12 miles from Connecticut, that the first...
  • Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig

    Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig
    Most people know John McDaniel as the genial Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director who led the band during the six years of TV"s "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" starting in the mid-'90s. But McDaniel is also a composer, conductor, arranger,...
  • Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era

    Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era
    As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power." With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
  • Connecticut's Story Key To Cultural Tourism

    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...