Archive for January 2009

Commentary: How To Solve Deficit, Restore Sound Footing — Courant.com

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Commentary: How To Solve Deficit, Restore Sound Footing — Courant.com: “In order to secure a prosperous future for all people in Connecticut, we must build an economy that is fully competitive in the global marketplace. During the coming years, we must emphasize investment in the pillars undergirding that competitiveness: innovation, human capital, infrastructure and the

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Towns question benefits of sharing resources – The Connecticut Post Online

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Towns question benefits of sharing resources – The Connecticut Post Online Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Bridgeport Banner: City awarded sewer funds

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City awarded sewer funds | Bridgeport Banner: “Mayor Bill Finch thanked Gov. Rell for earmarking $4.8 million dollars in Clean Water Fund dollars to be sent to Bridgeport for the next phase of the city’s Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Salmon Brook bridge nears completion | Plainville Greenway Alliance

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Salmon Brook bridge nears completion | Plainville Greenway Alliance: “Check out the photos of the new bridge over Salmon Brook in East Granby. This is the one that went through several iterations of design and bid, each time rising in cost, and for which funding was finally approved following generous support from trail supporters and

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An Ethics Optional Zone in Costco Application | Brookfield First – Community Action Network: Town of Brookfield

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

An Ethics Optional Zone in Costco Application | Brookfield First – Community Action Network: Town of Brookfield: “View the YouTube video recorded on November 7, 2007 on Conflict-of-Interest issues raised by a Concerned Citizen who discovered widespread conflicts of interest of realtors and business owners on many Brookfield town commissions, confronts the 2007 Brookfield Board

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Waterbury-Hartford Line Could be Rolling in Two Years (Or Less) | ctlocalpolitics.net

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Waterbury-Hartford Line Could be Rolling in Two Years (Or Less) | ctlocalpolitics.net Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: South Shore towns seeing deer population spike | WTEN

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Region: South Shore towns seeing deer population spike | WTEN: “MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) – South Shore towns are struggling to balance public safety and what hunters say is the need to thin the booming deer population.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



EVENT:Campaign to kick off in support of plan to protect public services and quality of life, and to generate revenue and rebalance CT’s tax structure

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

New Campaign to Release ‘Better Choices’ Plan: Campaign to kick off in support of plan to protect public services and quality of life, and to generate revenue and rebalance CT’s tax structure | CT Environmental Headlines: Members of a new campaign composed of non-profit providers, human service agencies, public service workers, municipal representatives, community organizations

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Reconnstruction Center has new items for sale | CT Environmental Headlines

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Some of the new items at the ReConnStruction Center (most which can be seen on the ReConnStruction website) include: • Deconstructed oak flooring appx 100 sq ft• Deconstructed porcelain over cast iron kitchen sink with kohler fixtures in mint condition• New Pocket Door frame Kit• New Marin Tilt Sash Rec placement kits• Curb Flashing Kits

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Seattle company unveils world’s first hybrid tugboat | Environment News | KING5.com | News for Seattle, Washington

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Seattle company unveils world's first hybrid tugboat | KING5.com: “LONG BEACH, Calif. – The world’s first hybrid-electric tugboat has arrived at the Port of Long Beach. The 78-foot vessel was unveiled Friday by its makers, Foss Maritime Co. of Seattle.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Bolton Lakes project to get $8 million | Journal Inquirer

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Bolton Lakes project to get $8 million | Journal Inquirer: “BOLTON — The effort to install sewers in the Bolton Lakes area was to take a step forward with approval of $8 million in state funds Friday. The money is part of $135 million in clean water project funding that the State Bond Commission was

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Meeting next week will outline sewer plans for Tolland neighborhoods | Journal Inquirer

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Meeting next week will outline sewer plans for Tolland neighborhoods | Journal Inquirer: “TOLLAND — The Water Pollution Control Authority will hold a public hearing next week to update residents on the second phase of a long-term plan to upgrade septic systems or establish sewer lines in some local neighborhoods … The hearing will take

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Town projects are shovel-ready; all that’s missing is the funding | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Town projects are shovel-ready; all that's missing is the funding | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “Wallingford submitted a list of four projects to the state in late December, the largest being sediment removal at MacKenzie Reservoir, at an estimated cost of $3 million. The project would also create or retain about 25 jobs.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Coyotes not that dangerous, experts contend- The New Haven Register – Serving Greater New Haven, CT

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Coyotes not that dangerous, experts contend – The New Haven Register: “BETHANY — After receiving a flurry of panicked calls in response to what was described by some media as a “coyote attack” on a 17-year-old girl in her yard Tuesday, wildlife experts have this message for residents: Relax and let your kids go outside

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Public Utilities maps out plan for consistency | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Public Utilities maps out plan for consistency | www.MyRecordJournal.com: “WALLINGFORD – The Public Utilities Department is attempting to align its existing water and sewer service areas with the state’s Plan of Conservation and Development, but doing so may erect hurdles for residential and economic development in certain parts of town.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Editorial: OUR VIEW: Economic straits blow wind power off course – The New Britain Herald Opinion

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Editorial: OUR VIEW: Economic straits blow wind power off course – The New Britain Herald Opinion: “Just as an alternative energy industry heartily endorsed by President Barack Obama was powering up, the world’s economic crisis has it winding down. The amount of electricity generated by wind turbines grew by 50 percent in 2008, according to

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Surfing – Isle of Bad Ideas – ESPN

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Chad Lyons, of the NotInOurSound Yahoo Group, which was created to streamline the distribution of news about the Broadwater Energy proposal, LNG, energy, Long Island Sound and related issues, distributed the link to this news story on the ESPN surfing news site: Surfing – Isle of Bad Ideas – ESPN – Via NotInOurSound: “Grassroots Groups

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City gets more than 30 proposals to study its portion of property | TheDay.com

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

City gets more than 30 proposals to study its portion of property | TheDay.com: “Norwich – Stacks of boxes and packages covered one table and lay piled on the floor in the planning office conference room Friday afternoon as 32 environmental engineering firms responded to the city’s advertisement for proposals to study the former Norwich

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Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy – NYTimes.com

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

A desire to keep up with neighbors is spurring conservation. Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy – NYTimes.com: “Last April Sacramento Municipal Utility District began sending out statements to 35,000 randomly selected customers, rating them on their energy use compared with that of neighbors in 100 homes of similar size that used the same

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Rising Acidity Is Threatening Food Web of Oceans, Science Panel Says – NYTimes.com

Jan 31st, 2009 | By

Rising Acidity Is Threatening Food Web of Oceans, Science Panel Says – NYTimes.com: “The oceans have long buffered the effects of climate change by absorbing a substantial portion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. But this benefit has a catch: as the gas dissolves, it makes seawater more acidic. Now an international panel of marine

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