Environment

$10 Million Coming To Clean The Sound. Maybe

by Allan Appel | Aug 10, 2016 2:23 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo Mia Hudson and Marc Mayo and about 40 of their little pals from their New Haven YMCA Youth Center camp were enjoying the sand, the blue and green climbing apparatus, and, had the rains not threatened, would have frolicked in the clean surf of the B-plus rated waters of the beach at Lighthouse Point Park Wednesday.

A short distance down the promenade, unbeknownst to the kids,  U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro stood at a portable podium and remembered how she too as a little girl enjoyed the beach every summer and took delight in knowing that current and future generations will likely do the same.

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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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