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  • Officials work to increase safety at Silver Sands State Park

    Officials work to increase safety at Silver Sands State Park

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-08-09 01:57:57 GMT

    State and local officials are working to increase safety measures at Silver Sands State Park after a man drowned there a few weeks ago.

    State and local officials are working to increase safety measures at Silver Sands State Park after a man drowned there a few weeks ago.

  • Rep. DeLauro calls for increased funding for lead testing

    Rep. DeLauro calls for increased funding for lead testing

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:13:37 GMT
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro demanded Monday an increase in federal funding for lead testing and treatment for children exposed to the toxic metal.Rep. Rosa DeLauro demanded Monday an increase in federal funding for lead testing and treatment for children exposed to the toxic metal.

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro demanded Monday an increase in federal funding for lead testing and treatment for children exposed to the toxic metal.

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro demanded Monday an increase in federal funding for lead testing and treatment for children exposed to the toxic metal.

  • State officials: Warm weather leads to increased ticks

    State officials: Warm weather leads to increased ticks

    Connecticut is expecting an increased amount of ticks this summer, and experts are warning residents to be careful, state officials say. Theodore Andreadis at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station in New Haven tells News 12 that because of warmer days in January and February, there will be more ticks in the area this summer. "The best method of protection is to just check yourself," he says. "If you've been in an area where there's ticks, you get b...

    Connecticut is expecting an increased amount of ticks this summer, and experts are warning residents to be careful, state officials say. Theodore Andreadis at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station in New Haven tells News 12 that because of warmer days in January and February, there will be more ticks in the area this summer. "The best method of protection is to just check yourself," he says. "If you've been in an area where there's ticks, you get b...

  • Crews prepare for mosquito season at Eisenhower Park in Milford

    Crews prepare for mosquito season at Eisenhower Park in Milford

    Mosquito spraying is underway in towns and cities across western Connecticut.

    Mosquito spraying is underway in towns and cities across western Connecticut.

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    Norwalk lifts drought restrictions, urges water conservation

    Norwalk lifts drought restrictions, urges water conservation

    Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency.Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency.

    Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency. 

    Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency. 

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    Meeting held to discuss impact of rising sea levels in Norwalk

    Meeting held to discuss impact of rising sea levels in Norwalk

    The issue of rising sea levels in Norwalk was addressed at a meeting.The issue of rising sea levels in Norwalk was addressed at a meeting.
    The issue of rising sea levels in Norwalk was addressed at a meeting. The Norwalk Land Trust was hosting a meeting to talk about how rising sea levels could impact coastal communities. The discussion was held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center. The meeting was scheduled earlier, but bad weather forced organizers to reschedule.
    The issue of rising sea levels in Norwalk was addressed at a meeting. The Norwalk Land Trust was hosting a meeting to talk about how rising sea levels could impact coastal communities. The discussion was held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center. The meeting was scheduled earlier, but bad weather forced organizers to reschedule.
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    Dye to be released in Greenwich harbor for wastewater study

    Dye to be released in Greenwich harbor for wastewater study

    Scientists are planning to release dye into Greenwich Harbor to study how wastewater discharges might be affecting shellfish growing areas. Parts of the harbor may turn reddish during the study beginning on Tuesday. Scientists say the dye is not harmful to people or the ecosystem. The study will track the flow of emissions from the Greenwich Water Pollution Control Facility into Long Island Sound to determine where shellfish can be safely harvested. The goal is to use the informatio...
    Scientists are planning to release dye into Greenwich Harbor to study how wastewater discharges might be affecting shellfish growing areas. Parts of the harbor may turn reddish during the study beginning on Tuesday. Scientists say the dye is not harmful to people or the ecosystem. The study will track the flow of emissions from the Greenwich Water Pollution Control Facility into Long Island Sound to determine where shellfish can be safely harvested. The goal is to use the informatio...
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    No injuries reported in Stratford fire that severely damaged home

    No injuries reported in Stratford fire that severely damaged home

    No injuries reported in Stratford fire that severely damaged homeNo injuries reported in Stratford fire that severely damaged home

    A fire this morning in Stratford caused serious damage to a home on North Peters Lane.

    A fire this morning in Stratford caused serious damage to a home on North Peters Lane.

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