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The shore of Long Island Sound.  (Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer)

State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into LI Sound

State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than 2 billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.

09/29/2014

A moose tranquilized and captured in a backyard near the center of Plainville. Image courtesy of Plainville Police.

DEEP: Heads Up For Deer, Moose

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – From now through the end of next month, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is advising motorists to be on the lookout for increased moose activity due to the […]

09/23/2014

Photo Credit Freund’s Farm

State Marks Milestone In Farmland Preservation

Connecticut agriculture officials are marking a milestone in farmland preservation.

09/20/2014

(Courtesy Massachusetts State Police)

Advice To Swim At Your Own Risk, After Shark Spotting

The Duxbury, Massachusetts, harbormaster is advising beach-goers to go into the water at their own risk after a 12-to-14 great white shark was spotted Monday.

08/26/2014

(Courtesy bridgeport.gov)

Mayor: 13,500 Have Visited Pleasure Beach Since Reopening

Bridgeport Mayor Mayor Bill Finch says more than 13,500 people have visited Pleasure Beach since free water taxi service began in late June.

08/15/2014

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Millstone Cited For Minor Safety Violations

Federal inspectors have cited Connecticut’s nuclear plant for three minor safety violations, including a worker who breathed in radioactive material.

08/12/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Smokey The Bear Turns 70

Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday– but don’t bring any candles to the party, please.

08/08/2014

Wildfires file photo (FREDRIK SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

State Fire Crews To California

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says that a 20-person fire crew will be heading to California early Tuesday to assist in fighting wild fires in the northern part of that state.

08/05/2014

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images News)

A Podcast On Connecticut’s Water Safety

Could Connecticut experience the kind of drinking water emergency which turned off the taps for nearly half a million Ohio residents this weekend?

08/04/2014

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