| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Plum Island — located off Orient Point, N.Y., within Long Island Sound's "Race" — is a cultural, historical and environmental haven — a rare place in danger of being lost.
It was there, 12 miles from Connecticut, that the first...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Last year, Connecticut beaches along our coast were shut down or had pollution advisory warnings posted a cumulative total of 298 days, according to the National Resources Defense Council. And that was good news.
It was good because our Long Island...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed a bill honoring the "first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead, rather than Orville and Wilbur Wright. The flight is pure fiction, not fact. It was born in the imagination of Richard...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Stopping West Nile virus by killing baby mosquitoes, or saving Long Island Sound’s vanishing lobsters. It’s a debate that’s been going on for more than a decade and the pro-lobster brigade has finally won.
Sort of. Some say it’...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty.
But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Remember a few years ago when a consortium of energy giants wanted to build a $700 million floating liquefied natural gas plant in the middle of Long Island Sound? It was going to help Connecticut and New York consumers and be wonderful for the economy....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
As he faces one of the toughest political jams of his career, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's challenge is to duplicate his gutsy performance during the crises that have marked his first two years in office.
Whatever you care about his tax increase, that deal...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Last year gave me my first chance to live between the tidal cycle and the disaster cycle. Though I've had personal encounters with both throughout my life, I had not lived through the rhythms involved, and therefore did not truly understand. Now I do....
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
In a state which has suffered a net loss of jobs for more than a decade, the potential for economic development at and around the University of Connecticut is welcome news. Like other major universities such as Michigan, Duke and Stanford, which spawned...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The good news about Connecticut's environment is that it's not getting worse. The bad news is that it's not getting better. It's been static, more or less, for several years. The era of climate change demands a better effort.
| Apr 27, 2013
A glass of tap water, a cold shower and hosing down the car will cost every Metropolitan District Commission customer more this year. The reality of fee increases, following a vote of the MDC's member towns last November to fund the second phase of the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A 21st century riddle for you: What's slimy, green and brown, sometimes smelly and disgusting, but also a potentially wonderful anti-pollution tool that's good to eat and could turn into an economic pot of gold for Connecticut?
The answer, of course, is...