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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released a new version of its ten-year plan for wildlife conservation last week. The plan describes the threats facing different plants, animals or habitats in the state, including White Nose Syndrome.

VETTS / Integrated Wellness Group

A program in New Haven, Connecticut is hiring U.S. military veterans as mentors to help steer teens away from gang-related activity. Last week it received a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Right now, the VETTS (Veterans Empowering Teens Through Support) program employs 12 veterans as mentors, both part-time and full-time. It’s both part of a larger statewide social services non-profit, and a city-sponsored initiative.

Katie Toth

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many neighborhoods in Bridgeport, Connecticut are more than half a mile from a major grocery store. One of those neighborhoods is home to the city’s largest affordable housing complex, Trumbull Gardens.

Book Review: Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Jul 27, 2015

There’s no word  to cover what’s out there about the man who’s been called America’s premier Abstract Expressionist, but there should be: “Pollockiana.” There are  Jackson Pollock biopics, documentaries, jazz albums of his favorite pieces, even dance workshops that would imitate his gestural movements with brushes and paint cans. And now, 60 years after his death, along comes something truly different: a surprising book, a collection of recipes, hitherto unpublished.

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After Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012, more than 900,000 Long Island Power Authority customers had their power knocked out, and more than 100,000 LIPA customers went without power for more than three weeks. That led Governor Andrew Cuomo to blame the LIPA for mismanagement.

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