• Greenfield September 6, 2023 9:48 am

    Body found by Mass. summer campers on island is identified

    The human remains found last month by children exploring an island on the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts has been identified, authorities said Tuesday. The children were on the island between Greenfield and Montague when they came upon skeletal remains on Aug. 23, authorities said. The remains have been identified as belonging to Brian Cromwell, a 57-year-old Greenwood resident who…

  • Connecticut River August 1, 2023 5:21 pm

    Part of the Connecticut River may soon turn bright red. Here's why

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said parts of the Connecticut River could soon appear bright red in color. The USACE’s New England District said the Engineer Research and Development Center will apply a tracer dye, called rhodamine, beginning this month at multiple sites along the river to “better understand water exchange dynamics as a part of a...

  • Massachusetts May 29, 2023 5:34 pm

    Jet Skier Missing After Crashing Into Boat on Connecticut River

    According to Massachusetts State Police, the missing jet skier is believed to be a 51-year-old man.

  • Massachusetts May 30, 2023 4:37 pm

    Body of Missing Jet Skier Found in Connecticut River in Northampton

    The body of a jet skier who went missing following a collision with a boat Sunday evening on the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts, was found Tuesday, police said. The incident was reported about 7 p.m. Sunday, Massachusetts State Police said. Two occupants of the boat were rescued by Environmental Police Officers and taken to the state boat ramp along…

  • Connecticut River September 9, 2022 9:19 am

    Missing Hiker Found in Connecticut River: State Police

    A missing hiker’s body was found Thursday in the Connecticut River, and New Hampshire officials are investigating it as a possible drowning. According to New Hampshire State Police, the hiker was reported missing around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the police department in Norwich, Vermont. Authorities learned the hiker, who had been staying at a hostel near Route 5 and the…

  • Connecticut River July 11, 2022 6:22 pm

    Connecticut Boat Crash Victim Identified

    A Waterford man has been identified as the person who died in a boat accident on the Connecticut River in Portland Sunday afternoon. Wayne Hamler, 60, was killed when the boat he was in veered towards the shoreline and collided with rocks on the bank of the river around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental…

  • Portland July 11, 2022 8:51 am

    One Dead, 7 Others Injured After Boating Accident in Conn.: Officials

    State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said they’re investigating a single-vessel boating accident that happened just north of Petzold’s Marina. There were eight people on board the boat, two of which were minors between the ages of six and 12, DEEP officials said. The children were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment. “The boat collided...

  • Vermont June 23, 2022 6:12 pm

    ‘Very, Very Lucky:' Wrecked Plane Removed from River After Vt. Pilot Survives Crash

    A team of salvage experts worked alongside experienced divers and firefighters Thursday to remove a plane from the longest river in New England — a day after a pilot from Vermont survived crashing into the water. “We don’t want (the wreckage) out there another day and have another boater hit it,” said Scott Reed of Reed Truck Services, which specializes…

  • Vermont June 23, 2022 6:00 pm

    Wrecked Plane Removed From River After Vermont Pilot Survives Crash

    A small 1952 plane, a Piper, crashed into the Connecticut River between Springfield, Vermont and Charlestown, New Hampshire Wednesday.

  • Connecticut River May 30, 2022 1:25 pm

    Police Working to Identify Body Found in CT River in Conn.

    Wethersfield police said a body was found in the Connecticut River on Monday morning. Their preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was female and they are trying to identify her. Police said they received a call around 9:30 a.m. on Memorial Day from a person who found the person’s body in the river. Wethersfield officers, the Wethersfield Volunteer Fire...

  • Middletown May 17, 2022 2:10 pm

    Person Rescued After Vehicle Drives Into Conn. River in Middletown

    Emergency crews rescued one person after a vehicle drove into the Connecticut River in Middletown on Monday night. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they said they got a visual on the car and saw one person in the water. Police were able to get a rescue throw device to the person in the water and he or she was…

  • New Hampshire April 8, 2022 4:28 pm

    Search for Man Who Tried to Retrieve Boat at River Junction

    Authorities are searching an area at the junction of the Passumpsic and Connecticut rivers in New Hampshire for a man who did not resurface after he tried to retrieve a drifting boat. The man was one of three who were fishing Wednesday afternoon from Nine Island in Monroe, near the Vermont state line, the state Fish and Game Department said…

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