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At 410 miles, the Connecticut is New England's longest river. It has a long cultural history, rich flora and fauna, and scenery that has appealed to artists for centuries. It is one of 14 federally designated American Heritage Rivers. The marshes at...
The Hartford CourantORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker. NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England. DID...
The Hartford CourantHOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After Much Hadham in Hertfordshire, England. ORIGINS: Settled in 1662 when representatives of the Connecticut Colonial Legislature bought “Thirty Mile Island,” on the Connecticut River between Haddam and Haddam Neck, from the Wangunk...
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The Hartford CourantORIGINS: Land sold in 1720 by the Connecticut General Assembly to 12 proprietors to raise money for Yale College. It was settled in 1727 by Presbyterians from Ireland. Union was incorporated as a town in 1734. NAME: Once called "Union lands" or "Union...
The Hartford CourantNow that other states have grabbed most of the federal stimulus money for high-speed rail systems, does Connecticut still have a chance of building a New Haven-to-Springfield line? Connecticut congressional leaders and policy planners say the vision of...
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The Hartford CourantA devastating explosion that was heard and felt for miles destroyed a power plant Sunday morning as workers purged a natural gas piping system, killing at least five and injuring many more, emergency response officers said. Homeowners miles away said the...
The Hartford CourantThe Kleen Energy Systems power plant that was rocked by a deadly explosion Sunday sits on a moonscape of rock and cliff at a former feldspar mine overlooking the Connecticut River. Proposed in 2001, and funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from...
email@example.comPrime commercial real estate along the Connecticut River in downtown Hartford is for sale. And the owners are extremely motivated. The two-building Connecticut River Plaza at 450 Columbus Blvd. is up for auction by the limited partnership that has owned...
Four Fish The Future of the Last Wild Food Paul Greenberg The Penguin Press: 286 pp., $25.95 Didactic — however worthy — is not much fun. Ecological and planet-saving literature tends to argue for the essential. The discoveries, the...
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Swans and boats drift peacefully in the nearby cove. At night, the Connecticut River and nearby boat yard twinkle with lights. The site itself, part of a former dairy farm, had been near shipbuilding and rope-making businesses. And so, when it came...
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Roaring Brook is a short but spectacular waterway traveling from its headwaters in the highlands of East Haddam to Whalebone Cove along the Connecticut River in Hadlyme. And a visit to the East Haddam Land Trust's 96-acre Sheepskin Hollow showcases...
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