Latest Long Island Sound Stories
Con Edison of New York charges customers more than twice the national average for electricity, a federal study said. The same 300 kilowatt-hours of electricity that would cost $65 in New York costs $27 in Franklin, Neb., the New York Post reported Monday. Con Ed charged 21.58 cents per kilowatt-hour in New York in 2007, when the national average rate was 9.13 cents, the newspaper said. Of the contiguous states, a few pockets of wealthy or secluded residents pay more.
By Bernadette Starzee Sound funds for environmental projects State and local governments and community groups in New York and Connecticut were recently awarded $912,994 in grants under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.
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.
By Helen Bennett Harvey By Brian McCready Milford Bureau Chief MILFORD -- State beaches bucked the national trend in closures and were open 52 percent of the time compared to 2006, state officials announced Tuesday.
By Jeff Morganteen, The Stamford Advocate, Conn. Jul. 30--Clean beaches and clear skies mean more business for Carlos Hernandez. The 38-year-old Stamford resident has owned a snack bar at Penfield Beach in Fairfield for the past seven years.
By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 30--Connecticut's Long Island Sound beaches had a cleaner year in 2007 than the year before, bucking a national trend, although the improvement may simply be a result of drier weather.
By Iarocci, Mary Sue Nine buildings remain standing on Davids Island, but not for long. The closed military base, once Fort Slocum, an approximately 86- acre island half a mile off the coast of New Rochelle that once housed about 100 buildings, was showcased on a tour of the island June 26.
By Soule, Alexander A new survey suggests six in 10 Connecticut businesses are tightening their environmental policies, up from just under half a year ago, even as a new report indicated Connecticut municipalities must double their rate of recycling to meet state goals.
By David J. Lopez, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 26--Back in the water! Nassau County reopened 21 beaches to bathers Friday after closing them following heavy rains on Thursday, and Suffolk County lifted its advisory against bathing at more than 60 beaches.
By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 26--A warmer climate, sprawling development and gender-bending chemicals in everyday consumer goods threaten the generally improving health of Long Island Sound, according to a new report.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.