| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:42 AM
On Oct.1, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee appeared in a crowded lecture hall at Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss the history of environmental protection in the state. Klee took over...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:44 PM
TROUT: DEEP's fall trout stockings continue. From mid-September through mid-October, DEEP is releasing 30,000 trophy and adult sized trout into selected waters throughout the state. Mixed conditions are in the bag for this weekend, with some much-...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury's riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts.
The state overcame stiff competition...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:33 PM
LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported as fair to good. Places to try include Burr Pond, Congamond Lakes, Candlewood Lake, Aspinook Pond, Lake Housatonic, Wononskopomuc Lake, Highland Lake, Bantam Lake, Lake Saltonstall, Winchester Lake, Billings...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...