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  • A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River

    A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River
    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. Last month,...
  • State Must Get On Top Of Pesticide Use

    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:...
  • February Vacation Day Trips & Programs

    February Vacation Day Trips & Programs
    Some schools will soon be out for February vacation, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. You can sign your child up for one of these vacation day programs or visit a nearby attraction. NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 56 Lexington St.,...
  • Hartford Forward Mark Nwakamma, Team's Leading Scorer And Rebounder, Expected To Play Saturday Vs. Albany

    Mark Nwakamma, the leading scorer and rebounder for the Hartford men’s basketball team, is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Albany after missing two games with a knee injury. Hartford (10-14, 4-5 America East), which has also been...
  • A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's

    A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's
    The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    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-...
  • A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead

     A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead
    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...
  • Discovering The Headwaters Of The Coginchaug River At Guilford's Northwoods

    Discovering The Headwaters Of The Coginchaug River At Guilford's Northwoods
    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...
  • Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch

    Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch
    In February 1924, during the peak of the Prohibition era and amid the rampant disregard of the 18th Amendment that presaged its failure as public policy, law enforcement officials burst into a Front Street garage in Hartford and discovered, hidden beneath...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...