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  • 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...
  • Lunching with Blue Jasmine -- Cate Blanchett to you all -- and Bobby Cannavale and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    "Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business." -- Paul Valery. But we are not talking politics today. Indeed, I find very few people talking politics, Washington or disaster because they are so very...
  • Troubled Waters: Fisheries Need Serious Help

    Troubled Waters: Fisheries Need Serious Help
    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...
  • The Preserve May Be Saved Yet

    The Preserve May Be Saved Yet
    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...
  • Clock Is Ticking On Plum Island Preservation

    Federal plans to shutter the Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory and move the operation to Kansas have set into motion steps to sell the 843-acre New York island just off the North Fork of Long Island and visible from the Connecticut shoreline. But...
  • 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...
  • Sell Water To UConn? Or Flush It Away?

    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...
  • 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...
  • Whitehead's Only Flight Was One Of Fancy

    The General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed a bill honoring the "first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead, rather than Orville and Wilbur Wright. The flight is pure fiction, not fact. It was born in the imagination of Richard...
  • 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...
  • 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,...