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2008-06-25 15:02:34

By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 25--Connecticut has made progress in cleaning up its heavily polluted air and cutting harmful nitrogen discharges into Long Island Sound, but other environmental goals remain elusive, according to an annual assessment by the Council on Environmental Quality. The council released its annual report to Gov. M. Jodi Rell today. The bottom line: "Connecticut generally is advancing toward its goals of healthful air, sewage-free rivers, a...

2008-06-24 21:02:21

By James Tinley By James Tinley Register Staff MILFORD -- The Fire Department responded Thursday for the first "swimmers in distress" call of the year at the Charles Island sandbar. Acting Fire Capt. Christopher Zak said it will likely not be the last. Firefighters said several teenagers were on the island Thursday. Three 17-year-old boys were swimming several hundred feet offshore making their way back in. They were evaluated for possible hypothermia, but were fine. "As the summer...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Anonymous In celebration of its first anniversary with a full-time office in New Haven, Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) recently conducted a New Haven Harbor/Long Wharf Cleanup. With help from volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation - Connecticut Chapter, CCE filled 10 extra-large bags with trash that weighed approximately 300 gallons. "To symbolize CCE's work on a wide variety of issues, we decided to do a land and sea cleanup. The New Haven Harbor/Long Wharf Cleanup...

2008-06-22 06:00:12

By Bill Bleyer, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 22--Recreational boater Richard Kerr of Commack was pleased when Suffolk County last fall finally began to dredge the sand-clogged Nissequogue River channel. His excitement was short-lived. A few weeks ago, when he tried to reach Long Island Sound at low tide, he found himself in a little over two feet of water. He had to tilt up his motor to avoid sucking gravel into it. "They made a very narrow channel, a quick fix," Kerr said. "Storms...

2008-06-17 03:00:35

By Anonymous New York Gov. David Paterson announced on April 10 that the state won't approve putting a $700 million liquefied natural gas terminal the size of the Queen Mary 2 in Long Island Sound. "The fact is, Broadwater is behind us," Paterson said of the project. He joined Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell and nearly every elected official on both sides of the sound who oppose the project. Foes claim the terminal could imperil the ecosystem; Paterson said it "would scar Long Island Sound."...

2006-06-28 19:02:05

NEW LONDON, Connecticut (Reuters) - The first cadet ever court martialed in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison after he was acquitted of rape but convicted of sodomy and other charges. Cadet 1st Class Webster Smith, a senior who played linebacker on the academy's football team, was the first Coast Guard cadet accused of sexual assault since the New London, Connecticut-based academy first admitted women in 1976. The...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.