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This is what the boat ramp area at the foot of Birdseye Street in Stratford looked at high tide Wednesday afternoon (at 2:21 p.m.). This was sent to us by the nice people who operate The Chowder Spot. Don't worry- the food truck is still in operation.

Birdseye Street dock floods with afternoon tide

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State Representative Terry Backer (D-121)

Backer: “Shore Up CT” program offers loans to raise shoreline homes

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From a press release: State Representative Terry Backer (D-121) is encouraging Stratford shoreline homeowners and businesses who are subject to coastal flooding to apply for assistance under a new state low-interest loan program designed to help those residents elevate their homes and businesses from future severe weather and flooding. The program – “Shore Up CT” […] [Read More]
Fireworks fill the sky during a July 4, 2012  show in Shelton

Derby-Shelton fireworks postponed until Saturday

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DERBY — The annual Derby-Shelton July 4 dueling fireworks display has been postponed until dusk Saturday. City leaders made the decision based on reports of thunderstorms and heavy rain for Thursday night. [Read More]

Boy Scout Troop 3 to plant 40 trees Friday

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DERBY-The Valley Boy Scouts Troop 3 based in Derby intend to plant 40 trees–20 each in Derby and Shelton–as part of their Good Turn on Good Friday. The plantings are part of the Troop’s intention to plant 100 trees in celebration of their 100th anniversary this year. The trees range from four to six feet […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro applauds revised state plan for Federal Hurricane Sandy Funds

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We received this note from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) has applauded Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement that Connecticut homeowners will be prioritized in consideration for federal Hazard Mitigation grants. Earlier this month she sent Malloy a letter urging him to have the Connecticut Interagency Hazard Mitigation Committee reconsider their decision not […] [Read More]

Snow Removal in Ansonia

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ANSONIA-A day after clearing the downtown, DPW crews will take on the task of removing huge mounds of snow from intersections and streetson the city’s west side today. Mayor David Cassetti urged residents to park their cars in driveways or at least be prepared to move them on the street. The clean-up comes as weather […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, General, Town, weather

Dept. of Interior releases major report on the next Sandy

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We received this note from the Dept. of the Interior: The Department of the Interior (DOI) Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) was established in 2012 to provide the Department with a standing capacity to rapidly assemble teams of scientists to construct interdisciplinary scenarios of environmental crises affecting DOI resources, identify potential interventions to mitigate adverse impacts, […] [Read More]
The study centered on Massachusetts, but has implications throughout the Northeast.

Harvard study: Sprawl threatens forests, flora and fauna in New England

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From a press release: Petersham, MA – A groundbreaking study by Harvard University’s Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape’s ability to protect against climate change. […] [Read More]
Climate scientists have suggested that the Pliocene epoch might provide a glimpse of the planet’s future if humankind is unable to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

Yale: Hot Earth during the Pliocene caused in part by wildfires

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We received this note from Yale University: New Haven, Conn.— The release of volatile organic compounds from Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires three million years ago had a far greater impact on global warming than ancient atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a new Yale study finds. The research provides evidence that dynamic atmospheric chemistry […] [Read More]
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Eight Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

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From a press release: MILWAUKEE — A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian […] [Read More]