| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:40 AM
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!
| Jul 28, 2013
Most people know John McDaniel as the genial Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director who led the band during the six years of TV"s "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" starting in the mid-'90s.
But McDaniel is also a composer, conductor, arranger,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:50 AM
This article is part of our 2013 New Haven Annual Manual
Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, 203-318-8651. Once a working farm, now a 65-acre nature preserve. Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform.
Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
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,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:37 AM
“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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:49 PM
As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power."
With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The first signs of Sharon Scully's disease showed up when, as an assistant attorney general, she was working on a grueling case against a Milford gas station accused of leaking pollutants into Long Island Sound. She had episodes of forgetfulness, like...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
July 25: Long Splice, 5:30 p.m., Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, (860) 767-8269. ctrivermuseum.org; Hope Road, 6 p.m., Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, (860) 441-6600. grotonrec.com; Long Island Sound, 6:30 p.m., Vece...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
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...