| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The 40-year failed effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River system ended last year after tens of millions of dollars had been spent. That doesn't mean the state of Connecticut isn't continuing to release hundreds of young salmon into...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Dozens of speakers at a hearing Tuesday night denounced a plan to take water from the Farmington River Watershed to supply the University of Connecticut, saying it would harm an already stressed Farmington River, an important resource.
The hearing at...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:06 PM
The feds may have canceled it’s long, costly and unsuccessful Connecticut River salmon restoration program, but this state is still stocking that noble fish in a few local rivers, ponds and lakes for the sake of our salmon-hungry fishermen....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A river flows through the deep hemlock hollows in Wolcott. At times it's placid, the waters slowly flowing through the shadows of the dark forest, with the sun and clouds breaking through the canopy reflecting across the smooth surface.
But at other...
| Jun 15, 2012
The White Cliffs of Dover tower high over the English Channel, a wall of chalk that's a natural defense between Britain and the rest of Europe. Sailors would stare in awe as they approached the wall of white and…oh, hang on.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:53 PM
It was the strangest trailhead I've seen in my travels across the state: On one side, a dilapidated iron truss bridge with more air than wood for its walkway and on the other side an unwelcoming fence for the Blue Stone Quarry.
But then I saw it. A...
| Jun 14, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the Indian word Nekuutunk, or Naukatunk, meaning "one large tree." The tree is said to have stood in what is now the town of Seymour. Naugatuck is one of only two Connecticut town names with Indian derivation; Norwalk is the...
| Nov 28, 2001
| 2:14 PM
On a good day, ice climbing is like exploring a crystal palace. Ice hangs in columns, curtains and chandeliers. Sunlight reflecting off snow on the ground gives an almost heavenly glow.
``I love ice,'' says Lisa Feldman of Avon as she trudges through...
| Sep 29, 2002
About 70 years ago the great-granddaughter of a Waterbury doctor who practiced in the late 1700s donated a skeleton to the Mattatuck Museum that the doctor apparently had saved as an anatomical specimen. Its bones were labeled and a name, "Larry," was...