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Lawmaker Wants Notification Of Connecticut State Park Plans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park. Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme […]

02/12/2015

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Storm Water Rules Divide State Environmental Agency, Towns

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Towns and Connecticut environmental officials are battling over new rules intended to keep pollutants out of storm water that end up in rivers, streams and Long Island Sound. Towns say the […]

01/31/2015

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Municipalities, State Look For Common Ground On Stormwater Issue

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it will change its proposal to cut pollution from stormwater runoff to help reduce the financial burden on municipalities. Hearst Connecticut Media […]

01/12/2015

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Mercury Spill Clears High School

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut high school has been evacuated because of a mercury spill caused after a student dropped a thermometer. One student from Pomperaug High School in Southbury was taken to the […]

10/27/2014

The shore of Long Island Sound at New Haven Harbor.  (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

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Complaint Prods Shift In How US, Conn. Flags Flown

A state agency has corrected how it hoisted the American flag after an East Lyme resident complained.

09/01/2014

East Hartford resident Kim Smith is seeking permission to sue the state, claiming the state should have fixed holes in the walls at bathhouses at Hammonasset Beach State Park where she and her two young daughters, age 3 and 6 were spied on in a shower. Two park workers were arrested. Smith took photos of holes in the walls after the 2011 incident. Photo courtesy of Kim Smith.

Mother Says Voyeurism At State Park Not Islolated

The recent discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison is not an isolated incident of voyeurism, said an East Hartford mother who was the victim of a similar incident at the same park three years ago.

07/24/2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden to announce that July 26 and 27, 2014 will be "Free State Parks Weekend" in Connecticut. For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.

Free Admission This Weekend To State Parks

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Those who enjoy the outdoors will get a freebie this weekend. Governor Dannel Malloy, along with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is announcing free admission for residents to […]

07/23/2014

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee. Photo by WTiC's Matt Dwyer.

State: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

A state report released today finds that Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions are now below levels put into the air back in 1990.

06/06/2014

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State Reopens Sunrise Park

(East Haddam, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing the reopening of one of its parks. Sunrise State Park in East Haddam had been closed for much of the […]

06/03/2014

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