Archive for December 2007

Redevelopment panel loses leader, member

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

The Connecticut Post Online – Redevelopment panel loses leader, member: “DERBY — Just as the city is about to begin its search for a new preferred developer to guide downtown revitalization, the city’s Redevelopment Agency has lost its leader and one member.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Public forum planned on state’s economy

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

NHRegister.com: “NEW HAVEN — Residents and businesses will have a chance to comment on the future course of the state’s economy Jan. 8. That’s when the state Department of Economic and Community Development will hold a forum, beginning at 5 p.m. at Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman Hall, Room A120. Engleman Hall is at the

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Older Houses Wasting Carbon — Courant.com

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

Older Houses Wasting Carbon — Courant.com: “Picture nearly 22,000 blimps over central Connecticut, filled with greenhouse gases. Don’t much like the idea? Maybe we all ought to add some insulation to our attics.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



U.S. Mayors Missing As World Cities Tackle Problems — Courant.com

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

U.S. Mayors Missing As World Cities Tackle Problems — Courant.com: “Are America’s mayors, in a threatening century, ready to look outside our borders to learn from other cities around the globe? Are they positioning themselves to think and act internationally — for example, to visit abroad, not just on trade missions but to witness how

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NHRegister.com

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

NHRegister.com: “MADISON — A town book store will commemorate the first stop of a well-known author’s tour not only with a traditional book signing, but with its first Winter Farmers Market. Twenty-two vendors known for local, homegrown and organic products from towns throughout Connecticut will sell their wares at Station Square on Durham Road Jan.

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Imprint Newspapers – Energy Task Force ranks municipal energy usage

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

Imprint Newspapers – Energy Task Force ranks municipal energy usage: "CANTON – The Canton Energy Task Force, a new committee established by the Board of Selectmen, is promoting the use of clean and renewable energy in town. Chaired by town resident Patrick Delany, the Energy Task Force got under way at the start of 2007

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New Milford Times – Residents decry tower

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

New Milford Times – Residents decry tower: “Verizon has applied to the Siting Council for a 120-foot-tall tower and wants to lease land from the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department, where the tower would be located, between Route 7 and South Kent Road. The residents who own homes across the road from the firehouse property, however,

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Today’s Headlines

Dec 31st, 2007 | By

LOCAL Holding Back The Tide — Courant.com: “Residents are concerned about Madison Landing, the development being proposed next to the village on the site of Griswold Airport. Young’s Village is a summer beach community of 65 privately owned cottages established around 1940.” Army Proposal Draws Fire — Courant.com: “Along rustic Freeman Road, near the Haddam

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Where Commuters Come Last – New York Times

Dec 30th, 2007 | By

Where Commuters Come Last – New York Times: “Shore Line East train service expanded in the 1990s to coax commuters east of New Haven out of their cars. To a large degree, the trains, which are operated by Amtrak through an agreement with the state, have succeeded; they offer eastern Connecticut residents an inexpensive connection

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Today’s Headlines

Dec 30th, 2007 | By

LOCAL Millstone still tracking down leak – The Associated Press via NHRegister.com: “WATERFORD — Millstone Power Station is trying to find the source of a leak of tritium, a radioactive element, first discovered a month ago.” EPA approves Northeast mercury reduction plan – Providence Business News: “BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved

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Today’s Headlines

Dec 29th, 2007 | By

BROADWATER The Connecticut Post Online – Broadwater takes hit in N.Y. letter: “Hundreds of lobsters and millions of aquatic organisms and young fish would die if Broadwater’s floating gas terminal on Long Island Sound is built as now proposed, New York environmental regulators warn.” NY: Broadwater gas terminal would harm environment — Newsday.com: “State officials

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ENVIRONMENT: Film examines global warming locally

Dec 28th, 2007 | By

ENVIRONMENT: Film examines global warming locally: “The Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment (RACE) and the Ridgefield Library will present a film screening and discussion of the documentary The Warming of Connecticut, at the Ridgefield Library on Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 7 p.m.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Redding Looking forward: Many issues are continuing from 2007

Dec 28th, 2007 | By

Redding Looking forward: Many issues are continuing from 2007: “First Selectman Natalie Ketcham has been at her post for eight years, so she knows first-hand that the end of a year doesn’t mean all issues are resolved. Instead, many carry from one year to the next.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



The Top 10 stories of 2007 as chosen by the Wilton Bulletin staff

Dec 28th, 2007 | By

The Top 10 stories of 2007 as chosen by the Wilton Bulletin staff: “If there can be a consensus on one prevailing theme in town in 2007, it is that this was the year the Wilton community went green. Mirroring the national surge in environmental consciousness, residents of all ages, as well as the town

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BristolPress.com

Dec 28th, 2007 | By

BristolPress.com: “BURLINGTON — The area’s grasslands are at risk, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials, and conserving them will require the help of individual land trusts, farmers and private individuals.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Today’s Headlines

Dec 28th, 2007 | By

LOCAL The News-Review | DEC faults Broadwater plan: “Broadwater Energy’s proposed mid-Sound liquefied natural gas facility would have serious adverse environmental impacts and its permit applications will not be approved by the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation unless the company can demonstrate how those impacts will be mitigated, according to a ‘notice of incomplete application’

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Today’s Headlines

Dec 27th, 2007 | By

LOCAL NHRegister.com: “MILFORD — The city is targeted to become home to one of the world’s biggest-producing “clean energy” power plants after the project this week gained preliminary approval from state utility regulators.” Recent rains, resident conservation help raise critically low reservoir levels – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin: “Rain and melting snow in the

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stamford times – EPA ruling renders state’s emission standards useless

Dec 26th, 2007 | By

stamford times – EPA ruling renders state's emission standards useless: “Connecticut environmentalists and lawmakers are angered and disappointed by an EPA decision made last week that renders two Connecticut emission laws moot and may negatively affect the state’s air quality. Connecticut was one of 16 states following California’s lead in creating laws that limit greenhouse

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New Haven Advocate: News – Election 2008: Marshes, Marshes, Marshes!

Dec 26th, 2007 | By

New Haven Advocate: News – Election 2008: Marshes, Marshes, Marshes!: “Madison Landing, the retirement community developers want to build on the old Griswold Airport property, is a fantasy—a child-free playground for wealthy baby boomers to spend their golden years with their eyes on the horizon and their feet in the sand.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State Studies Bridge Path — Courant.com

Dec 26th, 2007 | By

State Studies Bridge Path — Courant.com: “The state Department of Transportation is studying the feasibility of building a bicycle and pedestrian accessway along the Putnam Bridge linking Glastonbury and Wethersfield.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com