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December 29, 2019 - 8:41 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guided hikes will be offered on New Year's Day at 15 parks and recreation areas across Connecticut. The free First Day Hikes, which average one or two miles, are being hosted by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. It's part of America's State...
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December 21, 2019 - 9:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Homeowners who burn wood for heat are being urged to limit their exposure to pollution. Officials from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are encouraging residents to use “best burn” practices to protect themselves and their neighbors. This...
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October 27, 2019 - 6:54 pm
EAST HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of acres in eastern Connecticut are in the process of being acquired by the state to expand existing parks and wildlife conservation areas, but thousands more need to be attained or protected in order to meet a fast-approaching goal. The Connecticut Comprehensive...
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July 09, 2019 - 2:40 pm
EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WTIC) – Connecticut DEEP and Econ officers made an arrest Sunday, July 5th following an incident on the Connecticut River in East Haddam. Matthew Graillat, 32 of East Haddam was charged with Threatening in the First Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree following...
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June 30, 2019 - 1:35 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are asking beachgoers to stay least 50 yards away from where large concentrations or birds are gathered and avoid areas roped off as designated nesting locations. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is making the request...
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June 30, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials have reopened a section of a state park trail that was closed amid insurance issues and the nesting of a bald eagle. The southern entrance to the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail reopened Saturday morning. The state Department of...
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Matt Dwyer
January 14, 2019 - 5:18 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford has re-opened. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesperson Chris Collibee says the park had been closed since a string of tornadoes ripped through the state in May. "The safety issue had to do with trees and branches that were...
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Matt Dwyer
December 27, 2018 - 4:42 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has tapped a former deputy commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to oversee the agency. The Democrat announced Thursday that he is nominating Katie Dykes for the top job. Dykes has served as chairwoman of the...
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