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Connecticut, Rhode Island Joining To Improve River Quality

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) – State environmental officials from Rhode Island and Connecticut are combining efforts to improve the quality of water in the Pawcatuck River. The Westerly Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1oqMeUP ) officials from Rhode Island’s […]

05/14/2014

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Lucie McKinney, Widow Of Former Congressman, Dead At 80

Lucie McKinney, the widow of former U.S. Rep. Stewart McKinney and mother of State Sen. John McKinney, has died. She was 80.

05/12/2014

File photo of a street light. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

CL&P Seeks Rate Increase

Connecticut Light and Power says it will seek a 5.9 percent rate increase from state regulators as it works to replace aging infrastructure and improve reliability.

05/09/2014

Sewage spills, May 1, 2014

Heavy Rains Result In Sewage Spills Around The State

Recent heavy rains sent partially treated sewage spilling into Connecticut waterways in more than a dozen communities Thursday — including Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Fairfield, Greenwich,m Meriden, Middletown, Milford, Nortalk, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, and West Haven.

05/01/2014

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Limits On Cross-Border Pollution

The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a rule adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit emissions from plants in more than two-dozen Midwestern and Southern states which drifts across state boarders to Connecticut and other Eastern States.

04/29/2014

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Turkey Hunting Season Underway

State environmental officials say the state’s turkey population is healthy but a bit smaller than it was a year ago at the start of hunting season.

04/29/2014

Aerial view of The Preserve -- Old Saybrooki, Essex, Westbrook (Courtesy Office of The Governor)

Deal Will Protect “The Preserve” On Shoreline From Development

Local, state and conservation groups have announced an agreement to block development at “The Preserve,” the last large largest unporotected coastal forest between New York and ‘Boston.

04/25/2014

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DNA Shows North Stonington Wolf-Dog Reports False

Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.

04/24/2014

I-91, Exit 8 Noon Feb. 7, 2012 (Courtesy DOT Traffic Cameras)

Fire Danger In Connecticut “Very High” Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Environmental officials are warning about a high risk for forest fires in Connecticut on Thursday due to dry and windy conditions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says all […]

04/24/2014