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  • Stronger Laws Needed To Rebuild Fisheries

    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...
  • 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....
  • Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig

    Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig
    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,...
  • Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks

    Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era

    Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era
    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...
  • A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's

    A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's
    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...
  • Our Picks: Outdoor Evening Concerts in Greater New Haven

    Our Picks: Outdoor Evening Concerts in Greater New Haven
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...