Latest Connecticut River Stories

2010-07-21 14:16:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Hartford, Connecticut has received a letter of accreditation for the Hartford Levee and Flood Control System on the Connecticut River. The accreditation was received from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Consulting engineering firms GEI Consultants, Inc. and Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. led the team supporting the City's successful two-year effort. "The City of Hartford was extremely...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By MIKE McKINNEY The police say a Connecticut fisherman was catching striped bass without a license, and a South Kingstown dealer bought it from him. A Rhode Island seafood dealer and a Connecticut fisherman have been charged in connection with the illegal landing and selling of striped bass. The dealer, John J. Guerrieri, 50, of South Kingstown, was charged with buying seafood without a Connecticut seafood dealer's license, the state Department of Environmental Management said in a...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is preserving 2,121 acres along the upper reaches of the Connecticut River, in the Clarksville, Pittsburg and Connecticut Lakes region north of Colebrook. Jack Savage, who directs outreach at the Forest Society, explained: What is the preserved land like? With a parcel that large, it includes some pretty diverse habitat, including riparian habitat, which basically means forest along a river. It also includes...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 30--BRATTLEBORO -- A New England environmental group this week announced a multi-year initiative to clean up the Connecticut River. The Connecticut River Joint Commissions will partner with four organizations in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to monitor the river water and work with cities up and down the river to slow the release of pollution. "This whole program was designed to improve the aquatic habitat and recreation...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Chris Garofolo, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 23--BRATTLEBORO -- Town officials are asking residents to join them tonight to assist in planning water quality improvements alongside the Crosby Brook. The meeting will be in Room 101 at the International Center on the World Learning campus beginning at 6 p.m., where the results of scientific studies and ongoing efforts to stabilize and improve the Crosby Brook will be discussed. Located at two arms in Brattleboro, the stream...

2008-07-21 15:00:35

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 21--BRATTLEBORO -- David Deen was recognized Saturday for his 10 years of work with the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Deen was surprised with the announcement, which was made at the organization's annual meeting held at the Riverview Cafe with the Connecticut River rolling outside the window. When he given his plaque, a print of a shad, Deen looked at the fish and became emotional, saying this was the reason he does the...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Steve Grant, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 5--On a late spring evening with the sun setting, the mouth of the Connecticut River was sprinkled with powerboats and kayaks from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme, most everybody fishing. They were after striped bass -- big ones. Herring and alewives were returning to the sea after spawning. The stripers -- and the anglers -- were waiting, among them Scott Karsten of Glastonbury, a lawyer, and Dixon M. Merkt of Lyme, a guide who was fishing...

2006-04-01 10:10:11

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - Wildlife enthusiasts say they're hopeful that at least one pair of eagles among several seen in Vermont may successful raise eaglets this season. There is one pair that has raised eaglets in previous seasons that's so close to Vermont that many would like to claim them. But their nest is on an island in the Connecticut River just below the Vernon Dam and that's not officially inside state lines. "Unfortunately, they're on the New Hampshire side," said Margaret Fowle of...

Latest Connecticut River Reference Libraries

2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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