| 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 20, 2013
| 12:58 PM
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...
| 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!
| Sep 15, 2013
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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:10 AM
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'...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:55 AM
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;...