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Governor Dannel Malloy (courtesy CT-N)

Middletown’s Dooley Pond Dam To Be Upgraded

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says the state will raise $2.1 million to boost the capacity of the Dooley Pond Dam in Middletown.


New DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

New DEEP Leader Clears A Confirmation Hurdle

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s newly appointed Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner is moving closer toward being confirmed.


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DEEP Urges Caution On Ice

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging caution after two snowmobiles and an ATV fell through the ice this weekend at Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.


A snow owl perched on a metal post taken in Stratford in 2013. (Photo Courtesy Paul Fusco/DEEP)

Snowy Owls Making Connecticut Their Home

Officials at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say Connecticut is being frequented early and often this year by a majestic winged arctic visitor. DEEP Wildlife Biologist Jennie Dixon says, “It’s called the […]


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DEEP Offering Boat Launch Monitor Training

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is offering to train volunteers to monitor local boat launches for invasive plants and animals. A training session is planned for Saturday, from 9:30 […]


Snapping turtle (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Conn. Drafts Regulations to Protect Snapping Turtle

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut environmental officials are proposing regulations to protect the state’s population of snapping turtles. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection wants to limit the trapping of the turtles to a […]


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State Seeks to Boost Electric Vehicle Stations

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut will try to more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations by the end of the year. Spokesman Dennis Schain says Environment Commissioner Dan Esty will announce on […]


Connecticut River search (Photo by WTIC's Aaron Kupec)

Crews Commence River Search

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) _ Rescue workers are searching for a man who fell from a boat while fishing with at mouth of the Connecticut River. WFSB-TV reports the 58-year-old man is a father of […]


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DEEP To Target Drunken Boaters

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is kicking off “Operation Dry Water,” an effort to target drunken boaters. DEEP environmental conservation officers and other DEEP officials on Friday will […]


Catfish (Courtesy DEEP)

DEEP Stocks Ponds, Lakes with Catfish

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials stocked lakes and ponds across the state with 21,000 channel catfish this week to promote fishing and offer more outdoor activities for residents. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection […]