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  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • Why Not Help Clean Up the Long Island Sound Coastline This Weekend?

    Why Not Help Clean Up the Long Island Sound Coastline This Weekend?
    If you're looking for something satisfying to do outdoors this weekend, why not join in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday. The non-profit group Save the Sound and its partners (including Bank of America) will be working at 17 sites along the...
  • Some Experts Are Concerned About Jellyfish Taking Over the Long Island Sound

    Some Experts Are Concerned About Jellyfish Taking Over the Long Island Sound
    Jellyfish are about to take over the oceans! Mass "blooms" will destroy fisheries, clog nuke plant intakes, ruin beaches! Long Island Sound, with its warming waters and high nitrogen pollution, is a prime candidate for the Jellyfish Apocalypse! Or not....
  • 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...
  • No Place For 'For Sale' Sign On Plum Island

    No Place For 'For Sale' Sign On Plum Island
    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...
  • This Can't Be Good: 2012 Sea Temps Off Northeast U.S. Highest On Record

    This Can't Be Good: 2012 Sea Temps Off Northeast U.S. Highest On Record
    If you want some additional stuff on global warming to worry about, there's a new federal report out that water temperatures off the northeastern U.S. coast this year were the highest ever recorded. The study found that some areas, such as Chesapeake Bay...
  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same
    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.” Although those three...
  • Troubled Waters: Fisheries Need Serious Help

    Troubled Waters: Fisheries Need Serious Help
    It's been a long time since fishermen lived along Water Street in the village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. The Stonington Dock and the Roman Catholic bishop's annual blessing of the fleet are among the few reminders to outsiders that a...
  • Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport For Another Year

    Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport For Another Year
    Gathering of the Vibes Thu., July 19-Sun., July 22. $20-$205. Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport. (203) 908-3030, gatheringofthevibes.com.   Gathering of the Vibes is a Connecticut institution, a state-wide, annual family picnic on the beach where...
  • Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?

    Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?
    It may already be too late — 12 years too late. Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
  • A Decline in Maine Lobster Prices Is Yet To Have An Effect in CT

    A Decline in Maine Lobster Prices Is Yet To Have An Effect in CT
    While the lack of lobsters in Long Island Sound means commercial lobster fishing along the Connecticut shore has just about hit rock bottom, Maine has an entirely different problem: too many lobsters. There are so many lobsters in Maine waters right...
  • The Mysterious Plum Island Might Soon Be Up For Sale

    The Mysterious Plum Island Might Soon Be Up For Sale
    The very name "Plum Island" sends shivers down the spines of conspiracy theorists. Some insist federal researchers on this small slab of land in Long Island Sound are hiding alien bodies; that Nazi scientists helped develop biological weapons there;...