| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
An old, broken iron gate leans against a stone pillar and a barely discernable carriage road snakes up through the woods along the spine of a traprock ridge.
Near the top of the ridge, a fieldstone and brick chimney rises into the deep blue winter sky,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Whether there is snow or ice, Long Island Sound is always full of fascinating wildlife, especially during this cold season when the water is free of boat traffic.
So, grab your warmest coat, hat and mittens and embark on a Winter Creature Cruise...
| 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 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
America got one step closer to winning the War on Drugs when a court cleared the way for the federal government to seize the Waterford home of one-time medical marijuana growers Seth and Beth Marder. The couple told The Day they used cannabis to treat...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The distinguished members of the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (bet you didn't even know we had a chapter here) will be gathering this September to hear about seaweed.
Connecticut seaweed to be exact. The kind of seaweed that...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
There are hordes of people eating in Connecticut farm fields this summer. They're eating next to pumpkin patches and beside rows of tomatoes, sunflowers, beans and peppers.
And the food they're scarfing down like hunger-crazed locusts was pulled out...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:50 AM
This article is part of our 2013 New Haven Annual Manual
Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, 203-318-8651. Once a working farm, now a 65-acre nature preserve. Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform.
Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman...
| 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...