The nearly two dozen small harbors in Connecticut that promote economic development in towns from Norwalk to Groton are fighting to be included in the state’s new Port Authority that focuses on the three deep water ports in Bridgeport, New Haven and New London.
Federal environmental officials have been told that a current dredge disposal site about 3.5 miles south of New London Harbor is the most suitable for handling sediments dredged from navigation channels, harbors and marinas.
The environmental effects of the five-alarm fire that started Thursday night in Bridgeport are under the watchful eye of local, state and federal agencies.
An official of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredged material from Greenwich Harbor can be dumped safely in a Long Island Sound disposal site, though more study is needed.
Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a firefighter from New Rochelle, N.Y. following a boating accident in Stamford Harbor.
Three boaters have been rescued in New Haven Harbor.
The U.S. Coast Guard says a leak from a patch on an underground pipeline has dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ground and in New Haven Harbor.