President Joe Biden’s promise to improve the nation’s infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and Boston, possibly through a...
Congress has repealed a mandate that would have required the government to sell a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research...
NEW YORK (AP) — A single-engine seaplane skipped twice on the water of Long Island Sound while landing and crashed on top of a concrete pier in Queens, killing a passenger and sending the pilot...
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, began to edge away from the North Carolina coast Thursday evening, its sights set on the mid-Atlantic coast...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials at the National Aquarium in Baltimore are trying to determine why Calypso, a 500-pound (227-kilogram) sea turtle who had been in its care for nearly 20 years, died...
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to remove a 1970s dam in Connecticut that has blocked alewife herring from returning from the ocean to freshwater spawning...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials have identified the man killed when a boat capsized in the Long Island Sound.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Environmental officials are announcing $2.6 million in grants for Long Island Sound conservation efforts.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man has died after being rescued from a capsized boat on Long Island Sound along with three other people.
The 17-foot boat overturned near Middle Ground, a...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from Long Island Sound after a catamaran capsized near a rocky reef known for causing shipwrecks.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says he's helped secure investments for the Long Island Sound in Senate appropriations bills.
The Connecticut Democrat, a member of the Senate...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report warns that much of the environmental progress made in Connecticut over the past decades could be undone by climate change.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Politicians and company executives have joined to flip the switch on the state's newest power plant.
Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit No. 5 was officially celebrated...
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Paul Bastiaanse shimmied up a 40-foot flagpole last year when part of it squished in his hand. Flagpoles, by design, shouldn't be squishy.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is stepping up on-water patrols to target boaters under the influence.
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say six people were rescued when a boat capsized on the Long Island Sound off City Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat overturned about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The...
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An organization that electronically tracks ocean life has detected a nearly 10-foot long great white shark in Long Island Sound.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Two people were killed when an SUV plunged into the waters of Long Island Sound after crashing through a railing at a Westchester County park.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The federal government has provided a $75,000 grant to advance the goal of restoring shellfish beds in Long Island Sound.
The U.S. Agriculture Grant will support work by Connecticut Sea Grant, part of a network of maritime programs at universities around the U.S.
The grant will pay for analysis of maps that show environmental conditions and human use patterns in the sound. It would include a preliminary map of potential shellfish restoration areas to help with planning.
NEW YORK (AP) — A low-grade tornado has struck Fishers Island, at the eastern end of the Long Island Sound.
The National Weather Service says the EF0 tornado brought winds of between 65 and 85 miles-per-hour at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. EF0 is the lowest grade.
It says the tornado started as a waterspout before moving onto shore, knocking down trees, power lines and moving some small buildings off their foundations for a 2-mile stretch before moving back offshore.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new boat dedicated to keeping sewage out of Long Island Sound will be running on clean energy itself.
State environmental officials on Monday are helping to launch what is billed as the world's first full-sized, solar-powered pump-out boat at a marina in Branford.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A new environmental report says Long Island Sound's water quality is improving.
The Long Island Sound Report Card 2018 released Monday by environmental groups includes 10 years of data and an assessment of how water quality is trending in each region of the Sound. In most regions, the water quality improved.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawmakers from New York and Connecticut have joined environmental groups in ramping up efforts to block the federal government from selling a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research facility.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A month on the job, and Ensign Dana Rohde was at the helm of a 225-foot-long, 2,000-ton seagoing buoy tender.
Rohde, 22, of Richmond Hill, Ga., a 2018 Coast Guard Academy graduate, is a deck watch officer aboard the Coast Guard cutter Juniper. Based in Newport, R.I., the cutter was inspecting two buoys in Long Island Sound on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two people have been injured in a boat collision in New York waters in Long Island Sound.
The Coast Guard's New York sector says Friday that it received a report of two vessels colliding near Hart Island, next to City Island in the Bronx.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut aquarium is asking boaters to help avoid more turtle deaths.
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is asking boaters on the Long Island Sound to slow down after the deaths of two sea turtles in the last month.
EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan have rescued four people from a capsized vessel in Niantic Bay in Connecticut.
Officials say watch standers from the Long Island Sound command center of the Coast Guard received a call about a 21-foot pleasure boat taking on water.
A private boat also heard the call via the VHF-FM radio channel and responded shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday, taking all four people onto its boat.
SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they rescued three boaters who were adrift in the Long Island Sound after their boat got caught in a lobster trap and capsized.
The Coast Guard got a report of a 20-food capsized boat with three people clinging to the hull at around 8 a.m. Friday.
Rescuers located the three people in the water north of Fishers Island and brought them on board a Coast Guard vessel.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Coast Guard has postponed a dive to check on whether oil is leaking from a British tanker that was sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II.
Capt. Kevin Reed of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound said Wednesday that the underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra will be put off until the spring of 2019.
Reed says the early start of the 2018 hurricane season has raised safety concerns for the operation.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has dropped a proposal to build a tunnel under Long Island Sound.
State Department of Transportation Commissioner Paul Karas said Thursday they decided not to move forward with the plan to build a tunnel connecting Westchester and Long Island shores or linking New York to Connecticut.
Karas did not reveal further details as to why they are abandoning the plan.
CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Thirty chickens and a parading duck provided entertainment as patrons sipped Cacklin' rose on the shady deck of The Old Field Vineyards in Southold, Long Island, east of New York City.
Down the road in Peconic, bachelorettes and tourists clambered from limousines and buses at Pindar Vineyards, noisily filling the large outdoor deck and nearly drowning out karaoke.
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a kayaker who went missing last month has been recovered off the coast of Old Saybrook.
A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed that the body recovered in Long Island Sound on Tuesday morning is 18-year-old William Zadrozny.
The recovery comes eight days after Zadrozny went missing while kayaking in the area. He was last seen at the mouth of the Connecticut River.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is planning to spend $15 million to upgrade the State Pier in New London for use by developers of several offshore wind projects.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a plan Tuesday that would include construction of a heavy lift pad on the pier.
He says the improvements would give developers a well-protected harbor from which to deploy equipment for the construction of wind turbines off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Westport are investigating after a body was found washed up on the shore.
A resident called police Friday morning in the community on Long Island Sound and reported the body on Harbor Road.
The male found at the water line has not been identified. Westport authorities were diverting traffic around the scene as they awaited the arrival of personnel from the medical examiner's office.
KINGS PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York state plans to use recycled sections of the demolished Tappan Zee Bridge to build six new artificial reefs off Long Island's North Shore.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the project Tuesday at Sunken Meadow State Park, on Long Island Sound in Suffolk County. The Democrat says the reefs will be located off the shores of Smithtown, Shinnecock, Moriches (moh-RIH'-chihs), Fire Island, Hempstead and Rockaway.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney says he's working with a broad Connecticut coalition to contest a lawsuit filed by New York state opposing a federal plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into Long Island Sound.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut hopes a private developer can help transform a former 1930s-era tuberculosis sanatorium for children overlooking Long Island Sound into a high-end lodge and spa, similar to those found inside national parks like Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Coast Guard officials have temporarily removed a captain from a top post in Connecticut, citing a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — As a child, Chuck Smith remembers architecture fans frequently visiting his family's home, a glass-walled masterpiece by architect Richard Meier that became a modernist landmark.
A half century after it was built, the family has put the waterfront home in Darien up for sale, and Smith is hoping for a buyer who will appreciate what he likens to living inside a sculpture.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing ahead with efforts to gauge interest in building a tunnel under Long Island Sound.
The Democrat on Friday said the state Department of Transportation has issued a "request for expressions of interest" in the project. It invites input on logistics, environmental impact and costs that will be used to develop an official "request for proposals" to build the tunnel.