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  • Milford lawmakers ask state to nix Silver Sands construction plans

    Milford lawmakers ask state to nix Silver Sands construction plans

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-11-28 22:21:50 GMT
    Milford lawmakers and other city leaders want the State Bond Commission to reject a major construction project the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has proposed for Silver Sands State Park.Milford lawmakers and other city leaders want the State Bond Commission to reject a major construction project the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has proposed for Silver Sands State Park.

    Milford lawmakers and other city leaders want the State Bond Commission to reject a major construction project the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has proposed for Silver Sands State Park.

    Milford lawmakers and other city leaders want the State Bond Commission to reject a major construction project the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has proposed for Silver Sands State Park.

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    Thousands of scientists warn about global warning

    Thousands of scientists warn about global warning

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:41 AM EST2017-11-17 11:41:41 GMT
    Thousands of scientists warn about global warningThousands of scientists warn about global warning

    Thousands of scientists have a dire warning for all of humanity regarding global warning: unless people change their habits, Earth can’t sustain life in the manner we are accustomed to.

    Thousands of scientists have a dire warning for all of humanity regarding global warning: unless people change their habits, Earth can’t sustain life in the manner we are accustomed to.

  • Lawmakers look to launch review of electric company after storm

    Lawmakers look to launch review of electric company after storm

    Sunday, November 12 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-11-12 15:40:44 GMT

    State lawmakers are looking to launch of a review of Eversource Energy after last month's wind storm.

    State lawmakers are looking to launch of a review of Eversource Energy after last month's wind storm.

  • 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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