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NJ Man Dies In Canoe Fall In Long Island Sound off Connecticut

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the boater as 24-year-old Jeffrey Young of North Caldwell, N.J. He was pulled from the water unconscious and without a pulse Saturday. He died at Milford Hospital.

03/16/2014

Long Island Sound - Mamaroneck, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Power Crews Work To Fix Broken Power Cable In Long Island Sound; Electrical Service Not Impacted

There’s been no impact on electrical service, but a power cable under the Long Island Sound has been damaged, causing fluid to leak into the water.

01/10/2014

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Connecticut Lobstermen Brace For First Long Island Sound Shutdown

The closure is set to begin Sunday and extend to Nov. 28 in an attempt to give the Sound’s depleted lobster population a chance to rebuild.

09/04/2013

Oysters (file/credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

More Sickened By Tainted Shellfish In Connecticut

David Carey, director of the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture, said 32 cases are either confirmed or under investigation.

08/16/2013

Oysters (file/credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Westport, Norwalk Shellfish Beds Shut Down After Bacteria Detected

Officials said it’s likely that more than just warm water caused high levels of bacteria in oysters and clams harvested from the waters of Long Island Sound off of Norwalk and Westport.

08/06/2013

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Connecticut Recalls Shellfish From Norwalk, Westport Harvesting Sites

The State of Connecticut on Monday announced a voluntary recall of oysters and clams harvested in Norwalk and Westport, after at least five people got sick.

08/05/2013

FILE - Protective berms are viewed on Compo Beach  in Westport, Connecticut.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Panel To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.

07/26/2013

A no swimming sign is seen at a beach in Mamaroneck on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Health Officials Close Some Beaches Due To Sewage Leak

County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.

07/16/2013

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Federal Government Pushing Ahead With Plum Island Sale

The study, which included numerous maps and exhibits, did not identify any potential buyers for the 843-acre property located about 100 miles east of New York City.

06/26/2013

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Long Island Sound Cash Crop Makes Its Way To Manhattan Tables

In spite of what you might think, this new cash crop isn’t shell-fish, it’s kelp. The superfood is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is being served up at local restaurants.

06/20/2013

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Greenwich Police To Set Up Sobriety Checkpoints For Boaters On Long Island Sound

Boaters can expect extra police patrols. Greenwich police will make stops on the water and at checkpoints from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day from June 28-30.

06/16/2013

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport (file / credit: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

One Tank Trips: Sherwood Island State Park In Westport

WCBS 880 is beginning a weekly series – One Tank Trips – focusing on destinations you can get to by car and in one day. We’ll have a new installment every Wednesday through October.

05/01/2013

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In Addition To Potentially Paralyzing Snow, LI Braces For Winds & Coastal Flooding

WCBS 880 Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen said hurricane-force winds will form off Long Island and will create storm surge of up to five feet — about half of the surge from Superstorm Sandy.

02/07/2013

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Four Connecticut Counties Declared Disaster Areas As Outages Reduced

Gov. Dan Malloy says four Connecticut counties that include the state’s battered shoreline have been declared disaster areas by the federal government.

10/31/2012

A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

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