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Fish passage being built on Aspetuck

Work is getting underway on a fish passage project in Westport that will provide access to more than a mile of the Aspetuck River and associated wetlands for migrating alewife, blueback herring and American eel. A pool-and-weir fishway will be constructed to allow fish to bypass the dam, sometimes called the Newman dam. The fishway, […]

Electrofishing surveys on Farmington, Housatonic

The DEEP Inland Fisheries Division recently completed annual electrofishing surveys on the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers. The trout and smallmouth are doing well, with some very impressive fish sampled, according to the DEEP. Electrofishing is a non-lethal method to efficiently collect fish from a waterbody. In large rivers like the Farmington and the Housatonic, the sampling […]

Easton deliberates future of Prayer Center site

Easton could make creative use of the South Park property, abutting the Mill River, by leasing it to farmers, one of about 50 residents who attended an informational session members of the Board of Selectmen. The property is in the news because the New England Prayer Center has until Oct. 8 to exercise an option […]

Fairfield conservation chief to retire

The Fairfield Citizen reports that Thomas J. Steinke, the first and only conservation director in Fairfield, plans to retire Sept. 30. In more than four decades on the job. Click here to read more.

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