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U.S. House votes to block Plum Island sale

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation Tuesday that would block the sale of Plum Island – a strip of land in Long Island Sound – to the highest bidder. That would be a substantial win for environmentalists, conservationists and Connecticut lawmakers  who want to preserve the island as a natural habitat – but only if the Senate follows suit. Continue Reading →

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House approves measure that would halt Plum Island sale

WASHINGTON — Those who want to prevent the development of Plum Island won a key victory Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would stop the sale of the island that for years has been the site of a biological lab and off limits to most of the public. Continue Reading →

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