| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:11 AM
When you have what's become a de facto nature preserve barely 12 miles off Connecticut's Long Island shoreline, it's not much of a surprise that environmentalists in this state are pushing hard to keep the federal government from selling it to the highest...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Dr. Stuart Walker is having a pretty good year.
The retired Annapolis pediatrician got married in March, turned 90 in April, won a sailing regatta last weekend and on Tuesday was selected for induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Last year, Connecticut beaches along our coast were shut down or had pollution advisory warnings posted a cumulative total of 298 days, according to the National Resources Defense Council. And that was good news.
It was good because our Long Island...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Stopping West Nile virus by killing baby mosquitoes, or saving Long Island Sound’s vanishing lobsters. It’s a debate that’s been going on for more than a decade and the pro-lobster brigade has finally won.
Sort of. Some say it’...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty.
But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford is undertaking its largest capital project since its was founded nearly 50 years ago.
The state approved a $3 million grant to the Tony Award-winning theater center which will allow it to go forward...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't cruise. Bundle up and head down to the Maritime Aquarium to venture out into the soon-to-be-icy waters of Long Island Sound on the Oceanic research vessel in search of wildlife, the cutest of which are...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Along Connecticut's highly developed shoreline, there are vast open places like Rocky Neck and Hammonasset state parks, but there are also the little-known treasures such as Farm River State Park and Grass Island.
Add Madison's Garvan Trail to that...