Corey has over 15 years of writing experience reporting for Pictorial Gazette, Main Street News, Villager Newspapers, The Resident, Montville Times, and Shore View along with Patch, Triond, Yahoo, and Contently on a number of topics including community news, town and state politics, business, education, and features. He is a a freelancer for Reminder Newspapers. He gained extensive public safety knowledge through the Old Saybrook Police Department Citizen Police Academy and the MPTN Police Department's Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities class. He was editor-in-chief, graphic designer, writer, and photographer of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Dream Rewards newsletter.
More laws do not necessarily mean safer conditions when it comes to guns, Blaze recently reported in an article. California, a state named as having t
Legal action has been filed against Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy claiming a new gun control law "places too little emphasis on school safety and
The recently passed gun control measures are leading to litigation against the State of Connecticut. Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, DAFR, a c
I recently attended a Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) class held by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department, whi
Earth Day was officially Tuesday, April 22 this year but the festivities are not over on Connecticut's beautiful shoreline. A variety of events will
Note: This is part one of a four part series regarding the future of the Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. Part 1 reports on the new Shorel
Did you know that your favorite state park or forest may not be forever protected? While millions of dollars have been spent to conserve these environ
I wanted to go somewhere different on a warm day so I went up to the Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth. Swamp Walk While I've walked on plen
Imagine three families going to a Connecticut State Beach this summer on a hot weekend paying different amounts, including zero, depending on the beac
Two new signs greet visitors to the Shantok Village of Uncas playground in Uncasville informing them that the area is now under video surveillance. Th
With the hope of forever protecting the 1,000-acre Preserve from development becoming a step closer to reality, there will be three opportunities for
High up in the sky, Connecticut has several observation towers where visitors can experience amazing views. I've organized information from eleven tow
A giant greets visitors at the peak of Mount Carmel with a historic observation tower in the Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut. Here,
The newly opened Saybrook Point Miniature Golf, nestled between Dock & Dine Restaurant, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, and Fort Saybrook Monument Park, has
Massapeag Side Road, Freedom Forest Trail, and Derry Hill Road are all affected by Thursday's flood waters.
On a recent summer day, I went for a walk on the newly re-opened section of the Niantic Bay Beach and Boardwalk and I was delighted to see that the 1
Want to go to a Connecticut State beach, park or forest for free this summer? It's as simple as visiting your local library! The Connecticut Departmen
Recently, the news media outlets have told the public about the reopening of the Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, RI after Superstorm Sandy wrecke
From Westport to Waterford, changes are being made to Connecticut State Parks at a time when the system celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Sherwood Is
A boardwalk fishing pier, a beautiful gazebo, picnic tables, pretty views of the Connecticut River, and an Amtrak railroad bridge greet visitors to th
Looking for a new place to walk or bike? Check out the Shoreline Greenway Trail. The 25-mile continuous off-road trail will connect the Lighthouse Poi
The Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound groups are sponsoring the third annual photo contest on Facebook.
Looking for a different place to take a fall walk? Take a drive to Mansfield Hollow State Park and walk a number of scenic trails.
A bill that would squash keno before it's even started was unanimously approved by 24 members of the Connecticut Public Safety and Security Committee
House Bill 5387 "An Act Concerning Keno" was discussed at a public hearing held by the Public Safety and Security Committee March 4. The bill would p
Connecticut Rest Areas and Service Plazas
Just recently, I went to Alley Katz Bowling Alley in Westerly, Rhode Island. Keno is quite prevalent over there with many bars, restaurants, convenien
While legislators and a representative of the problem gambling group argue that legalizing keno would be harmful to children, the chairman of the Conn
Imagine a food or retail business closed Friday at 4:30 p.m. You read that right. I personally observed this on Feb. 28, 2014 at the Interstate 95 Nor
Along Interstate 95, there are service plazas with food, fuel, and retail services in both directions approximately every 10 miles from Darien to Madi
Diesel fuel was once offered at all 13 service plazas on Interstate 95 and Interstate 395, the former Connecticut Turnpike, but now it might go down t
Rhode Island's recent closure of their welcome center, Connecticut's budget issues and the governor's past proposals means that Connecticut's welcome
I-95 travelers can expect to see Dunkin' Donuts and Subway join up with McDonald's and Mobil gas at the state's largest rest areas. All facilities wil
Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, and Fast Freddie's convenience stores are coming to the I-395 plazas. Travelers can expect to see environmentally friendly ren
The Norwichtown Commons has a lot less character than the former Norwichtown Mall.The interior shopping mall was transformed into a plain vanilla-look
The wait for delicious and healthy frozen yogurt at the Montville Commons Shopping Center will soon be over thanks to Sweet Frog. The new frozen yogur
The rescheduled reopening of the Plainfield Service Plazas and late start of construction of the Montville Service Plaza add to the delays experienced
By Corey Sipe - ReminderNewsColchester - posted Mon., Dec. 2, 2013 Despite it being a cloudy night, preventing the observation of stars through a telescope, about 20 people came to hear amateur astronomer Alan Chaniewski speak at the Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester on Nov. 21.
By Corey Sipe - ReminderNewsSalem - posted Tue., Oct. 29, 2013 It wouldn't be fall in southeastern Connecticut without the Congregational Church of Salem's Apple Festival, where the sweet aromas of baked goods attract hungry people from throughout New England.