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  • State Must Get On Top Of Pesticide Use

    It isn't difficult to understand Connecticut's pesticide enforcement problem — just do the numbers. Pesticides registered for use in the state: about 11,000. State-licensed pesticide applicators: 5,000-plus. State-registered pesticide businesses:...
  • A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River

    A Winter Escape To A Barrier Beach At The Mouth Of The Connecticut River
    This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white. Last month,...
  • An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest

    An Effort To Save A Slice Of Coastal Forest
    Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
  • College jackpot: Long Island teen accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

    College jackpot: Long Island teen accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools
    For high school seniors, this is the season when hope meets reality when it comes to college admission - except for a Long Island teenager who has won the equivalent of the academic jackpot. Kwasi Enin, 17, of Shirley, N.Y., has been accepted by all...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch

    Battling Bootleggers, Rumrunners And Secret Supplies Of Hooch
    In February 1924, during the peak of the Prohibition era and amid the rampant disregard of the 18th Amendment that presaged its failure as public policy, law enforcement officials burst into a Front Street garage in Hartford and discovered, hidden beneath...
  • Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds

    Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds
    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...
  • Blizzard Of 1978

    The first flakes fell just before noon. By nightfall, gale-force winds were sculpting massive snowdrifts. Long Island Sound bucked and surged against the shoreline. Hundreds of cars were stranded along the state's highways, and thousands of people sought...
  • The Stone Walls Of Mansfield

    The Stone Walls Of Mansfield
    During my travels across the state, I've seen plenty of stone walls snaking their way through the woods – a tangible link to the land's agricultural past before the New England forest reclaimed it. I've seen lichen-covered walls. I've visted...
  • A Winter Visit To The Iconic Shack Of Guilford's Grass Island

    A Winter Visit To The Iconic Shack Of Guilford's Grass Island
    "Motif Number 1" is perhaps the quintessential seaside shack of them all. The barn red fishing shack sits at the end of a pier jutting out into the middle of a busy Rockport, Mass. harbor. Multicolored lobster buoys hang haphazardly from its clapboards...
  • Hartford Forward Mark Nwakamma, Team's Leading Scorer And Rebounder, Expected To Play Saturday Vs. Albany

    Mark Nwakamma, the leading scorer and rebounder for the Hartford men’s basketball team, is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Albany after missing two games with a knee injury. Hartford (10-14, 4-5 America East), which has also been...
  • February Vacation Day Trips & Programs

    February Vacation Day Trips & Programs
    Some schools will soon be out for February vacation, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. You can sign your child up for one of these vacation day programs or visit a nearby attraction. NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 56 Lexington St.,...