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INLAND TROUT Rivers and streams: Conditions should be good for the weekend. Last week's rains and some cool overnight temperatures earlier this week have refreshed streams, although flows in many areas are again well below typical mid‐May levels....
The Hartford CourantDozens of speakers at a hearing Tuesday night denounced a plan to take water from the Farmington River Watershed to supply the University of Connecticut, saying it would harm an already stressed Farmington River, an important resource. The hearing at...
The Hartford CourantA river flows through the deep hemlock hollows in Wolcott. At times it's placid, the waters slowly flowing through the shadows of the dark forest, with the sun and clouds breaking through the canopy reflecting across the smooth surface. But at other...
Tags: Naugatuck, Waterbury, Manchester, Cornwall
Feds Have Pulled the Plug on Restoring Salmon to Connecticut River, But That Hasn't Stopped This State's Salmon StockingThe feds may have canceled it’s long, costly and unsuccessful Connecticut River salmon restoration program, but this state is still stocking that noble fish in a few local rivers, ponds and lakes for the sake of our salmon-hungry fishermen....
The Hartford CourantIt was the strangest trailhead I've seen in my travels across the state: On one side, a dilapidated iron truss bridge with more air than wood for its walkway and on the other side an unwelcoming fence for the Blue Stone Quarry. But then I saw it. A...
The Hartford CourantThe White Cliffs of Dover tower high over the English Channel, a wall of chalk that's a natural defense between Britain and the rest of Europe. Sailors would stare in awe as they approached the wall of white and…oh, hang on. Sorry, wrong...
Tags: Naugatuck, Forestry and Timber, Manchester
The Hartford CourantWalking in the valley of the Thomaston Dam is an otherworldly experience. As I navigated the old abandoned roads across fields and through the forest, a huge, alien-like obelisk seemed to appear out of nowhere, rising toward the sky. I felt like a lonely...
The Hartford CourantHOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the Indian word Nekuutunk, or Naukatunk, meaning "one large tree." The tree is said to have stood in what is now the town of Seymour. Naugatuck is one of only two Connecticut town names with Indian derivation; Norwalk is the...
Dummerston, Vt.I was just eight years old but I recall the flood very clearly. My family lived on Derby Avenue in Derby and watched the Naugatuck River rise. The waters carried 275-gallon oil tanks, which local firemen attempted to pull out of the water with...
Tags: Floods, Disasters and Accidents
The Hartford CourantOn the morning of Aug. 18, 1955, Waterbury wakes up to pouring rain, but hardly anyone notices. What has their attention on this soggy Thursday morning is the "Today Show," hosted by Dave Garroway, which is being aired live from the Elton Hotel downtown....
Tags: Heroism, Connecticut, Naugatuck, Family, Ansonia
WaterburyI was eleven years old and can remember how my father was stuck at work on the factory roof at the American Brass Company and had to be airlifted by helicopter to escape possible drowning in the Naugatuck River. I can also envision the water rushing...
May 16, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Nov 1, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
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May 25, 2011 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Jul 12, 2005 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Jul 20, 2005 |Story| Hartford Courant
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