Archive for November 2008

Weston seeks representative to SWRPA | Weston Forum

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Weston seeks representative to SWRPA | Weston Forum: "Because of the impending resignation of longtime representative Dan Wilder, the Weston Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking applicants to fill the position of P&Z representative to the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA)." Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Ascendant Larson hopes for probe of financial meltdown’s origins | Journal Inquirer

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Ascendant Larson hopes for probe of financial meltdown’s origins | Journal Inquirer: “U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the East Hartford Democrat who now finds himself in the No. 4 slot of his party’s congressional leadership, and the founder and co-chairman of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition, has introduced at least two key bills

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Wrap up your holiday gift list locally

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Wrap up your holiday gift list locally: “’Tis the season for giving, and local non-profit groups have gift ideas that benefit them as well as the gift-giver. Here are some suggestions for gifts from Redding’s not-for-profits clubs, organizations and the Mark Twain Library.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Using Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, Washington Farm Produces Its Own Sauce – NYTimes.com

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Using Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, Washington Farm Produces Its Own Sauce – NYTimes.com: “Patrick Horan is one of only two Connecticut farmers trying to go large-scale, in-state, organic and heirloom. George Purtill of Old Maids Farm in South Glastonbury is the other.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Farmers’ Market Wraps Up Season – New Canaan News Review

Nov 29th, 2008 | By

Farmers' Market Wraps Up Season – New Canaan News Review: “Spending an afternoon in the frigid cold shopping outdoors is probably the last thing on your mind these days. But for some hardy souls, temperatures dipping into the 30s last Saturday was not enough to keep them from what for some has turned into a

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Calling Bird Watchers — Courant.com

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

A cedar waxwing can be seen on briding walks this time of year in Connecticut. (BOB MACDONNELL / HARTFORD COURANT / November 24, 2008)Calling Bird Watchers — Courant.com: “You may not know about the Christmas count, but it is an annual event, and this year’s count will be the 109th. Hundreds of Connecticut birders participate,

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CT Audubon Will Still Offer Eagle-Viewing Opportunities in 2009 | Connecticut Audubon Society

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

CT Audubon Will Still Offer Eagle-Viewing Opportunities in 2009 | Connecticut Audubon Society: “On Nov. 13, 2008 Connecticut Audubon Society announced that it had decided to suspend its annual festival scheduled for Feb. 14-15, 2009 in Essex, CT. But Connecticut Audubon Society’s EcoTravel Program will continue to offer guided “Eagle-Viewing Boat Tours” in 2009 on

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Obama Is Ready to Move On a Clean-Energy Economy | Yale Environment 360

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Obama Is Ready to Move On a Clean-Energy Economy | Yale Environment 360: “For four decades, American politicians have talked about ending U.S. dependence on foreign oil. But during the campaign and since his election victory, Barack Obama has made it clear that he finally intends to change the way America powers itself. By Keith

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State Sen. Joseph Crisco Announces $909,500 in Funding for Open Space Grants for Two Sites in Hamden | State Sen. Joseph Crisco

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

State Sen. Joseph Crisco Announces $909,500 in Funding for Open Space Grants for Two Sites in Hamden | State Sen. Joseph Crisco: "Senator Joseph Crisco (D-Woodbridge) announced that the 14th round of Open Space Grant awards for 2008 includes $909,500 for two projects in Hamden. The state provides financial assistance for municipalities, nonprofit land conservation

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New site creating global human chain against climate change | WeDoSomething.net

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

New site creating global human chain against climate change | WeDoSomething.net: “It has never been more important to do something against the climate change than right now, according to wedosomething.net. Mankind and all flora and fauna is in danger. We can do something to prevent it if we stand together – in the truest sense

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Cleanup at plaza to cost $900G less – The New Haven Register

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Cleanup at plaza to cost $900G less – The New Haven Register: “NORTH HAVEN — The town has scaled back its request for funding to help a shopping center with soil remediation. The town is asking for $2.3 million from the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority, instead of $3.2 million, as the town meeting had approved

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Web site links those in need to helpers – The New Haven Register

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Web site links those in need to helpers – The New Haven Register: “NEW HAVEN — When Yale student Leon Noel heard about a mother who wanted help getting a jacket for her son, he hit upon an idea for a way to bring communities together and assist people who have specific needs. Noel, who

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Habitat for Humanity hopes for Wallingford land donation – The New Haven Register

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Habitat for Humanity hopes for Wallingford land donation – The New Haven Register: “WALLINGFORD — Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will go before the Town Council next week to seek a donation of town-owned land on which the organization hopes to build a home for low-and-moderate income families.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Wetlands app filed for Murdock auto biz | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Wetlands app filed for Murdock auto biz | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “MERIDEN – Local developer John Orsini has filed a wetlands application for his proposed auto business at 850 Murdock Avenue, even though a pending lawsuit will ultimately determine whether the project is allowed on the property. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will consider the application

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Meeting set to discuss Tolland Green traffic problems | Journal Inquirer

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Meeting set to discuss Tolland Green traffic problems | Journal Inquirer: “TOLLAND — Tolland’s Route 195 Advisory Committee and the Capitol Region Council of Governments will hear from residents during a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, about traffic problems in the Tolland Green area. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Directors tell Redevelopment Agency to focus on Parkade, downtown | Journal Inquirer

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Directors tell Redevelopment Agency to focus on Parkade, downtown | Journal Inquirer: “MANCHESTER — The Board of Directors has expanded the Redevelopment Agency, telling it to focus its work on the long-vacant Broad Street Parkade and downtown area.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Group ready to present dog park plan to council | Journal Inquirer

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Group ready to present dog park plan to council | Journal Inquirer: “ENFIELD — Less than a year after its inception, the Enfield Dog Park Action Committee has achieved nonprofit status and is preparing to present a site plan to the Town Council on Monday for its proposed location on Town Farm Road.” Provided by

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Our View: Help your neighbors; buy local – Norwich Bulletin

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Our View: Help your neighbors; buy local – Norwich Bulletin: “As you begin the holiday shopping season, we urge everyone to give consideration to those small businesses within your community. They may not have the large inventories or the fancy sales of the national retail chains, or the convenience of the Internet, but what they

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‘Smart’ preservation | TheDay.com

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

‘Smart’ preservation | TheDay.com: “Some 7,500 households in Lyme, Salem and East Haddam are being urged to use lawn-care chemicals sparingly, stop washing their cars in the driveway, avoid flushing unused medicines down the toilet and get their septic tanks pumped at least once every three years.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



A Land Rush in Wyoming Spurred by Wind Power – NYTimes.com

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

A Land Rush in Wyoming Spurred by Wind Power – NYTimes.com: “A quiet land rush is under way among the buttes of southeastern Wyoming, and it is changing the local rancher culture. The whipping winds cursed by descendants of the original homesteaders now have real value for out-of-state developers who dream of wind farms or

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