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2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 25--New York and Connecticut political leaders agreed yesterday to form a bi-state panel of 15 to 20 people to plan regional energy needs. But there was no agreement at the two-hour "summit" in Hauppauge on the biggest item of contention between the states: the proposed new Islander East natural gas pipeline from Canada through Connecticut to Long Island. The summit, called by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, was packed into a small...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Lynn Doan, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 24--Attorney General Richard Blumenthal proposed a Connecticut-New York commission today that would address regional environmental and energy needs. After joining to reject Broadwater Energy's proposal to moor a liquefied natural gas plant in the middle of Long Island Sound, the two states should together develop a regional environmental and energy strategy, said Blumenthal, who announced the proposal in a press conference this morning...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Gordon, Jim Paul Gallay, executive director of the Westchester Land Trust, will leave that position at the end of the month to head the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Starting July 1, the position of interim executive director will be filled by Tom Andersen, who is currently the Westchester Land Trust director of communication and special projects. The land trust is working with search firms to find candidates to serve as the permanent executive director. Under Gallay's eight years of...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

By Olivia Winslow, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 17--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct an additional public meeting in barrier-beach communities on new flood maps in Nassau County, on top of three open houses the agency already scheduled elsewhere. The new maps would take in an additional 28,000 residential, commercial and public buildings that could be at risk in Nassau County due to storm surge or heavy rains. In a letter dated...

2008-07-15 06:00:30

By Jennifer Smith, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 15--Clam harvests in the Great South Bay were in steep decline by the time brown tide arrived on Long Island in 1985, but this year's historically most widespread algae bloom has generated renewed concern and an unprecedented attempt to involve the federal government. Speaking yesterday at a Patchogue dock against a backdrop of water darkened by brown tide, Sen. Charles Schumer and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Brian Foley called on the...

2008-07-13 18:00:15

Lobstermen in Connecticut say they fear for their financial future because of declining lobster harvests brought on by warming water trends. Nick Crismale said he continues to fish for the profitable crustaceans, though their numbers have fallen dramatically as the temperature of area waters has risen, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. I've got 800 traps in the water and I've got another 1,200 to put in, Crismale said. I don't know why I'm putting them in, but I'm putting them in....

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...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Arielle Brechisci, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 27--For the third year, volunteers will participate a week from Monday in a national campaign by cleaning up garbage and debris from the Town of Huntington's public beaches. On July 7th, during Clean Beaches Week, volunteers from all over Huntington, including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will clean up the beaches and raise awareness about the importance improving the environment. It's all about "rakes, plastic bags, and picks," said...

2008-06-26 15:02:24

By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 26--ROBIN SIDOTI wipes her forehead while stacking, with Joanne Jensen, hay bales from a field at the Krell Farm in Farmington. Thomas Harrison, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, calls the pace of farmland preservation in the state "disastrously slow." (MARK MIRKO / HARTFORD COURANT / June 25, 2008) Although anti-pollution laws have gone a long way toward cleaning up the state's air and water, a new report says that...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Kathleen Megan, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 26--Now more than ever, we need a break -- an occasional respite from our everyday lives. Yes, a "daycation" -- a day spent away from the office or job site, and away from chores, just to relax and play. Once again this summer, we are taking one day a week to suggest a nearby escape. Enjoy! Frankly, we never thought of Milford as much more than a small city and a stop along I-95. We certainly didn't think of it as a beach mecca. But...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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