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Here’s a photo of Christopher Reinhard (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Noah Planavsky (Yale) in China, conducting research for the study.

Lack of oxygen seen cause of Earth’s “boring billion”

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We received this interesting note from Yale University: New Haven —Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to prosper at the end of […] [Read More]

Shelton, Seymour Students to attend Berlin Wall forum

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NEW HAVEN-Several advanced history students at Shelton and Seymour high schools are expected to attend the Nov. 10 forum at Southern Connecticut State University discussing the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event will take place just one day after the 25th anniversary of the start of demolition of the wall which separated east from […] [Read More]
Marc Garofalo

Send the Scouts to England dinner

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DERBY-Send the kids to England. And all you have to do is eat macaroni, meatballs, sausage and salad. A macaroni and meatball dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop 3 will take place Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. The menu, prepared by former Mayor and current Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo, along wityh members of St. Mary’s […] [Read More]
John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]
The cardinal is a frequent visitor to feeders during winter months in the Northeast

Flanders talk topic: Winter birds

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From a news release: Which birds will stay with us through our Connecticut winter? What are their habits, habitat and food needs? Where can we view them? On Sunday, November 9th, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be hosting Margaret Robbins for an information-packed discussion on birds and how best to foster them through […] [Read More]
Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden sets entrance exam date

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From a press release: HAMDEN — The Sacred Heart Academy Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 8 am until noon on the school’s campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. All students applying for grades 9 and 10 are required to take the entrance exam. To register for the exam, candidates […] [Read More]
The Oct. 25th talk we will look at what is happening now, what has changed over time, and what the future might hold for them.

Flanders program on amphibians: What’s in store for them?

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From a press release: WOODBURY — What’s going on with Connecticut’s frogs, newts and salamanders? How are changes in the environment affecting them? What is the forecast for the future? Can we help?   Flanders welcomes UConn Professor Susan Herrick for a talk and walk focusing on our amphibian friends on Saturday, October 25 at […] [Read More]
The 1678 Joshua Hempsted House in New London is one of New England’s oldest and most well documented dwellings.

Hempsted Houses to celebrate Halloween

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From a press release: NEW LONDON– Meet the ghosts of eight New Londoners with ghoulish stories to tell as the Hempsted Houses celebrate Halloween from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 25th. Staff members and local students who performed at the site this summer will tell the stories of a sailor who died at […] [Read More]
A scene from last year's Fiesta Latina.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina at the Peabody coming Sat. Oct. 11

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrates the diverse cultural traditions of the Latin American peoples on Saturday, October 11, when it hosts the 12th annual Fiesta Latina from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cultures featured, among others, include those from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador and […] [Read More]