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Photograph by Darlyne A. Murawski, courtesy of National Geographic.

State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

  The State Mosquito Management Program has announced that mosquitoes trapped in Hampton on August 26 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE). These results represent the first EEE-positive mosquitoes identified in Hampton by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year.  … Read more »


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Owen Eagen Selected as Chair of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission

  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he selected Owen P. Eagan of West Hartford to serve as chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC), the state body responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the state’s Freedom of Information Act,… Read more »


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A widespread wildfire in Canada caught on video.  See the video at globalnews.ca/news/696513/forest-fires-in-northern-quebec-affecting-eastern-canada.

Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.   The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July… Read more »


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Annie Johnson, the Homebrewer of the Year at the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference.  Johnson is pictured here at a 2007 competition where she won a silver medal for an ancient Egyptian lager.  Photo: Gregory Daurer/Special to What’s On Tap/Oakland Tribune.

California Woman Wins Homebrewer of the Year in World’s Largest Beer Competition

  More than 3,400 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference this weekend at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  The Conference was presented the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and attendees attended seminars, bonded over brews, and had their beers judged in the… Read more »


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The Octagon House on Spring Street in Danbury, Connecticut.

#82: The Octagon House

from Wikipedia   The Octagon House, in Danbury, Connecticut, United States, is located on Spring Street. It is considered the best octagon house of the 12 that survive in Connecticut. In 1973 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places to avert its demolition in urban renewal.   It is… Read more »


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