Category: Around Town


Beating the Heat

It’s getting hot out and there are plenty of great tips and tricks to share on how to keep your cool that you may have never heard of! Check out what we have to share:

May through June is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, they often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads and give them a “brake!”

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads. This is the nesting season egg-bearing aquatic turtles often cross roads in search of...

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Old Saybrook Grand Opening Weekend

Get ready Old Saybrook, we’re moving in! To celebrate our newest store opening in Old Saybrook, Connecticut we are putting on two days of events for the community to join us and see what...


Used Bike Collection

Check your garages, basements, or barns for those unused bikes of all sizes. Bikes for Kids has an immediate demand for 200 bikes for RACE4Chase a triathlon  for kids, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy...

A common misconception is that a tagged bear is a problem bear, and a bear with two ear tags was caught on two different occasions because it was causing problems. Actually, every bear receives two ear tags (one in each ear) the first time it is handled by DEEP. Most tagged bears have not been caught as problem bears, but rather as part of a project researching the state’s population. Photo be Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and potential conflicts with black bears. These steps are increasingly important because Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow...