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CT Draft Horse Rescue Events

You’re invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Cut-a-thon to benefit the CT Draft Horse Rescue on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Cut-a-thon has been generously sponsored by the Scissor Happy Salon, 864 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland. For a $25 donation you can get your haircut, styled, or braided. No appointments necessary.
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Pup has a beach day with grandpa in Waterford

Waterford — Bill Turnier of Waterford was throwing a toy stick for Malcolm, an 8-month-old puppy, Tuesday at Seaside State Park. Malcolm belongs to Turnier's son but Turnier frequently watches him during the weekdays. "I'm the puppy grandfather," he laughed, "and on a hot day like this one, coming to...
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Lutz Children's Museum welcomes Chuckles XI, new state groundhog

MANCHESTER, Ct. (WFSB) - The Lutz Children's Museum welcomed Connecticut's new state groundhog, Chuckles XI. Chuckles XI and his sister was given to the museum by a CT. USDA certified wildlife rehabilitator. They were deemed non-releasable by the rehabber and the museum's local veterinarian. “A lot of wild rehabbed animals...
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Lutz welcomes Chuckles XI as new state groundhog

MANCHESTER — After being forced to ask a hedgehog to predict the coming of spring this year, the Lutz Children’s Museum announced Tuesday that it’s welcomed a new official state groundhog. The museum’s executive director, Patricia E. Buxton, said the museum recently acquired a pair of groundhogs from a certified...

Zoning Change for Horses in Village District Proposed in Essex

The owners of a 10.29-acre parcel in Ivoryton are asking to amend Essex’s zoning regulations to allow horses on their property. The change would apply to all properties zoned as Village Residence District, which are not currently permitted to keep livestock, poultry, or other animals except as household pets. A...
New London, CTThe Day

My Pet Pal: Freddy

Freddy was adopted from New London Animal Control. He’s vivacious, enjoys sunshine from his multi-story cat condo, and doesn’t mind if a human lets him lick the plate. My Pet Pal is a reader-submitted feature that highlights local residents and their favorite furry, feathery or scaly friends. Send a photo of you and your pet, along with a short description of what makes them a great companion, your name and what town you live in to Include “pet pal” in the subject line.
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An egret on Beebe Pond

Groton — An egret was chilling on a rock Friday at Beebe Pond Park. The park has 97 acres of woodlands with a salt pond, remnants of an old mill, stone walls, a swamp and stream. Rock outcrops, ledges and large glacial boulders also can be found throughout the property.

Cat rescued from Haddam house fire

HADDAM — Firefighters rescued a cat from a house fire over the weekend, according to fire officials. Crews with the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a Chamberlain Hill Road home around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday for a reported structure fire. Arriving units confirmed a working fire, with flames and...
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Bear destroys acre of corn in East Lyme

EAST LYME, Ct. (WFSB) - Farmers are used to battling pests, but not ones that can get up to 660 pounds. Collin Scott suspects a black bear has destroyed nearly an acre of his corn, and the culprit was spotted on his neighbor's Ring camera. His neighbor, Dolores Scott, said,...
East Greenwich,

Pet rabbits abandoned in East Greenwich; 1 rescued

FOSTER, R.I. (WJAR) — At least two adult domesticated rabbits have been abandoned in East Greenwich. Pamela Hood, who is the founder and president of Sweet Binks Rescue in Foster, said people started contacting her concerning the pair of rabbits about two weeks ago. “I kept getting these emails and...

Denise Dudak: Do Lions Eat Lobster?

Madison native Denise Dudak originally started studying to be a nurse, which led to a career in occupational safety and now proprietor of her own construction firm. (Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier) Do lions eat lobster? Maybe not on the plains of Africa but in here in Connecticut they will,...

Final PZC Approval Sought for Old Clinton CVS Reuse

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 9 for an application to allow the old CVS property on Main Street to house an animal grooming and boarding business in addition to a veterinary hospital. At its June 14 meeting, the PZC approved an application...