Archive for November 2008

Journalist and author Kodas at the Litchfield Community Center | Register Citizen

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Journalist and author Kodas at the Litchfield Community Center | Register Citizen: “Award winning author, photojournalist and world adventurer Michael Kodas will present a talk and slide presentation at the Litchfield Community Center on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults $5 for seniors and students. Proceeds benefit the Wilderness

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Making the case for Waterworks land purchase | Windsor Locks Journal

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Making the case for Waterworks land purchase | Windsor Locks Journal: “The town, through the non-profit Trust for Public Land, has applied for an open space grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection that would cover $500,000 of the $2.16 million cost of the Connecticut Water Company property known as “Waterworks,” located between South

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GE Financial Services, Plutonic Power, Submit Bids for More Than $4 Billion in Hydroelectric Projects, Canada’s Largest | CNN

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

GE Financial Services, Plutonic Power, Submit Bids for More Than $4 Billion in Hydroelectric Projects, Canada's Largest | CNN: “Plutonic Power Corporation joined Sstamford, Conn.-based with GE Energy Financial Services in submitting two bids for hydroelectric power projects costing more than $4 billion, which would be Canada’s largest single private sector hydroelectric generation investment. The

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Bush is at it again — Plenty Magazine

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Bush is at it again: Proposed rule would require facilities to make pollution control upgrades only if the plant’s modifications don’t result in a change of its hourly emissions — Plenty Magazine: “Last week it was the Endangered Species Act; now it’s the Clean Air Act. And this time, he’s ticked off more than just

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Governor Rell Announces $10.2 Million in Open Space Grants to 29 Communities: Grants to Assist with 33 Purchases Preserving 2,440 Acres

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced $10.2 million in grants to help purchase or preserve approximately 2,440 acres of open space in 29 cities and towns across Connecticut. Money for the grants comes from previously approved bond funds. “Preserving open space is vital to protecting the natural charm and scenic beauty of our state and

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Deer overpopulation helps spread Lyme – NewsTimes.com

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Deer overpopulation helps spread Lyme – NewsTimes.com: “After years of hearing about Lyme disease, the public and the news media have become lulled into a measure of complacency. The truth is, we have dropped our guard and allowed the Lyme epidemic to grow and spread. By David Shugarts, Newtown, a member of the Newtown Lyme

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Ruffled Grouse (Partridge) All But Extinct in Connecticut | Connecticut Outdoors

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Ruffled Grouse (Partridge) All But Extinct in Connecticut | Connecticut Outdoors: “I just returned from a week long deer hunting trip in the back woods of central New Hampshire. One very noticeable difference between the Connecticut woods and the New Hampshire woods was that New Hampshire had an abundance of partridge.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



City Looks To Beach For Bucks | New Haven Independent

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

City Looks To Beach For Bucks | New Haven Independent: “As revenue streams dry up, the quest for a balanced budget has sent city officials digging at the beach. At its meeting Wednesday evening in City Hall, the aldermanic Finance Committee voted to extend the season at Lighthouse Point Park so that the city can

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State creates $7 million plan to widen Route 6 – The Bristol Press

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

State creates $7 million plan to widen Route 6 – The Bristol Press: “BRISTOL — Prodded by City Hall, state transportation experts have come up with a preliminary $7 million plan to widen a congested stretch of Farmington Avenue.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rell, Blumenthal seek solutions to save Bristol, New Britain newspapers – The Register Citizen

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Rell, Blumenthal seek solutions to save Bristol, New Britain newspapers – The Register Citizen: “Two of Connecticut’s top elected officials, Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, said they don’t want to see local newspapers close and would be interested in taking part in a bipartisan effort to save them … “That kind

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Aurora Estates project approved – The Register Citizen News

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Aurora Estates project approved – The Register Citizen News: “WINSTED — Aurora Estates, which has the potential to be the largest housing development in town history, received approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Web directory lists environmentally friendly businesses – Norwich Bulletin

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Web directory lists environmentally friendly businesses – Norwich Bulletin: “QUINCY — Two years ago, after the birth of their son Michael, Paula Keif and her husband Christopher, a local contractor, began making plans to build an addition onto their Marshfield home. Her experience prompted her to establish the Go Green Web Directory, an online directory

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EL Told Conservation Is Key To Open Space Preservation | TheDay.com

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

EL Told Conservation Is Key To Open Space Preservation | TheDay.com: “East Lyme – The town can preserve open space if it refocuses its regulations. That’s what Randall Arendt, a site designer, author and lecturer, told a crowd of town officials from East Lyme and East Haddam Monday. The towns split the cost of Arendt’s

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Editorial: Commuter tax would be misguided – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Editorial: Commuter tax would be misguided – The Advocate: “We are normally fans of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s businesslike approach to running government. But news that he once again is proposing to tax out-of-state commuters to the city has left us doubting our loyalty to him.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



… and interest in ‘green’ construction – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

… and interest in 'green' construction – The Advocate: “Along with nearly every other sector, demand in the building trade is down recently because of the struggling economy. But there is positive news in that arena, and hope for brighter days ahead. A sign of things to come was visible at an event held recently

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Darien library prepares for new, ‘greener’ building – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Darien library prepares for new, 'greener' building – The Advocate: “DARIEN – After more than 50 years in the same building, Darien Public Library will close Nov. 26 and prepare to reopen at a spacious new facility. The new library at 1441 Post Road is slated to open Jan. 10 and will be twice as

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Turf debate switches to legal battle – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Turf debate switches to legal battle – The Advocate: “STAMFORD – As work continues on two artificial turf fields in Shippan, so does the clamor over use of the controversial material … The debate, which originally centered on the health risks of turf, has since turned into a thorny legal battle about whether the city

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Residents seek to end I-95 bottlenecks – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Residents seek to end I-95 bottlenecks – The Advocate: “NORWALK – Merchants and residents worried how traffic would be affected by adding lanes to ease congestion on Interstate 95 between Exits 14 and 15 Monday night asked the state to study bottlenecks where the highway empties onto Route 1.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Blumenthal vows to continue flight path fight – The Advocate

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Blumenthal vows to continue flight path fight – The Advocate: “Connecticut is determined to continue its legal battle against the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to reroute more air traffic over Fairfield County, and will take it to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Shelton vote audit sinks Canal St. funds – The Connecticut Post Online

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Shelton vote audit sinks Canal St. funds – The Connecticut Post Online: “SHELTON — A state audit of balloting here Nov. 4 has detected a 2,000-vote tabulation error, sending down to defeat a proposal to allocate $3 million in city bonds to help finance infrastructure work in the Canal Street redevelopment district.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com