| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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....