| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Sunday marks the 10th annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Fourteen lush and floral outdoor spots count themselves as members, and quite a few of them fall in our neck of the woods. Contact each site directly for more info about any special events...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Here’s an update on a story we did a couple of years ago about an apparent conflict of interest involving a state legislator and his influence over an agency that directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a non-profit he operated.
| Aug 24, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: The name refers to an old iron smelter which once stood on the site, which is in the Danielson section of Killingly. In colonial times, the furnace was built to reduce local ore into iron for agricultural equipment and machinery....
| May 31, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Drugs — legal and illegal, prescribed and over-the-counter — are so plentiful in modern life that we may be literally, and figuratively, swimming in them. Nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled each year in the U.S. and another 3.5...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 10:29 AM
The large cat seen roaming the grounds of a private school in north Greenwich is likely a mountain lion, officials with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday.
"Although there is no population of mountain lions in the...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Want to get your kids off the couch, away from the video games for a few hours? Try Letterboxing, a Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection program designed to get families moving and learning about the environment.
"It's definitely a...
| Jun 21, 2009
A report from the Associated Press says officials at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection were warned numerous times more than three years ago about the potential dangers of that chimpanzee, who attacked and seriously injured a local...
| Aug 25, 2009
| 11:03 AM
Emergency crews responded to a chemical spill at the Amerbelle facility in the Rockville section of Vernon, Monday morning.
Vernon police confirmed they were on the scene of the incident. Crews from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,...
| Jan 19, 2009
Connecticut's MLK Day celebration
Jan. 19 at the state Capitol. A reception will be held at 10 a.m. in the Capitol's Judiciary Room, where Norma Rodriguez-Reyes, publisher of La Voz Hispana Spanish-language weekly, will be the guest speaker. Along...
| Feb 19, 2009
The Connecticut State Police has made a preliminary determination that the fire was the result of arson.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a structure fire in East Haddam near the former Frank Davis Sunrise Resort.