Environment

Can Mill River Be A Bridge?

by Brian Slattery | Jul 7, 2016 9:32 am | Comments (4)

Brian Slattery Photo Orange Street was quiet, and the parking alongside East Rock Park ample, when we stopped next to the canoe launch at the bridge and slipped our canoe into the water of the tidal Mill River at about 10:40 a.m. on Independence Day. We—my wife Steph, my son Leo, and I—were there to enjoy a perfect summer morning.

We were also there to take stock of the Mill River in East Rock amid plans to open it further to recreation, in both the city’s plan to expand the trails along the river and the private developments happening right around where I-91 and State Street cross the water.

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Crabs Caught, River Trail Hailed

by Allan Appel | Jun 29, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (5)

Hector Diaz was netting healthy-sized blue crabs and even big eels in the Mill River Tuesday afternoon.

Two dozen non-angling environmental and development officials from the city and state, along with Mill River Trail Association devotees, were on hand to admire the catch. They were also there to tell Diaz, through the ceremonies that ensued, that in the months and years ahead his access to the river for fishing and other enjoyments will be a lot easier.

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