Archive for July 2009

Our view: Perseverance brings trains – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Our view: Perseverance brings trains – Norwich Bulletin: “It’s been a long time in the making, but finally there is a solid commitment to bring Shore Line East passenger rail service across the Connecticut River to southeastern Connecticut. Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced this week that expanded daily rail service to New London will be

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Hollander writes the book on blight – Westport News

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Hollander writes the book on blight – Westport News: “Tufts University professor Justin Hollander, has written a book published this year by the University of Vermont Press, “Polluted and Dangerous: America’s Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them.”“ Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Ratepayers Help Buy Fairfield Generators – Courant.com

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Ratepayers Help Buy Fairfield Generators – Courant.com: “The granting of nearly $11 million in utility customers’ money to a group of Fairfield County towns and groups to help them build their own power generators has come under fire as spending on the rich that won’t help the state as a whole.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Protecting our feathered friends – Westport News

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

Protecting our feathered friends – Westport News: “While hundreds of people will flock to Connecticut’s beaches this summer, another demographic also utilizes our shores during these months: Connecticut’s shoreline birds are a fragile population that need undisturbed beach locales to nest and feed during the summer months.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Urban Farming Group Begins Meetings | Westchester.com

Jul 29th, 2009 | By

New Urban Farming Group Begins Meetings | Westchester.com: “Though there are many chickens living in backyards in the New York Tri-state area, there are few Meetup groups dedicated to them.” This article was published after the group’s first meeting, which the article announced as being on July 26. But the article also says the groups

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Hillstead Museum Farmers Market, Every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 through October 25 — Farmington CT

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Hillstead Museum Farmers Market, Every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 through October 25 — Farmington, Connecticut: “For opportunities to participate in Hill-Stead’s Farmers Market, contact Peggy Hall at (860) 677-4787, Ext 110 or e-mail hallp@hillstead.org.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Montville couple fined $100,000 for building illegal beach | TheDay.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Montville couple fined $100,000 for building illegal beach | TheDay.com: “Montville – An Uncasville couple will have to pay $100,000 after they failed to comply with a 2006 agreement to remove an illegal boat ramp in the Thames River and restore wetlands they destroyed to build it and a nearby beach.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Event: Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plant to be adopted tonight | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plant to be adopted tonight | CT Environmental Headlines: The Restoration Plan discussed in the previous post will be officially adopted by the Trustees tonight, July 28, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the CT Trustee SubCouncil meeting at the Kent Town Hall – the public is invited. The Connecticut

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Fund Allocation Announced for 27 Projects Approved for the Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Fund Allocation Announced for 27 Projects Approved for the Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan: Plan Allocates Nearly $7.1 million for Restoring, Preserving and Protecting the Housatonic River Basin | CT Environmental Headlines: The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Connecticut Better Business Bureau says ‘going green’ brings tax credits | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Connecticut Better Business Bureau says ‘going green’ brings tax credits | CT Environmental Headlines: The Connecticut Better Business Bureau is advising homeowners on how to take advantage of new federal tax credits, while making their dwellings more energy-efficient and helping protect the environment. Homeowners making certain renovations can benefit from new tax credits under the

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Connecticut ranks 33 in National Top 50 Organizations running on Their Own Green Power | CT Environmental Headlines

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

EPA Names Top 20 Organizations Running on Their Own Green Power: State of Connecticut ranks 33 among the EPA’s National Top 50 | US EPA, CT Environmental Headlines: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership recognized 20 partners for generating the most green electricity on site. The Green Power Partnership works with a wide

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Shore rail traffic a concern to recreational boaters – The New Haven Register

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Shore rail traffic a concern to recreational boaters – The New Haven Register: “Recreational boaters have objected that additional trains would require bridges over the Connecticut and Niantic rivers and Shaw’s Cove in New London to close more often, blocking most sailboats and large power boats from entering and returning from Long Island Sound.” Provided

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Officials consider plan to harvest wind power, sell it to power grid – The Middletown Press

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Officials consider plan to harvest wind power, sell it to power grid – The Middletown Press: “Local officials are considering a plan to harvest wind power on Higby Mountain. First, the wind must be monitored for at least a year.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Word awaited on Milford groundwater probe – The New Haven Register

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Word awaited on Milford groundwater probe – The New Haven Register: “MILFORD — Residents and the management of Robert Treat Apartments are still waiting for answers after a plume of contaminated groundwater was found to be migrating onto the apartments’ property about two months ago.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Down economy changes the dynamics of land preservation | North Country Public Radio

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Down economy changes the dynamics of land preservation | North Country Public Radio: “States are facing tough decisions about where to invest their shrinking budgets. In most cases protecting open space is not at the top of the list. It’s also putting pressure on developers and landowners facing budget problems of their own. The consequence,

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Rell: Shore Line East Is On Its Way | TheDay.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Rell: Shore Line East Is On Its Way: Governor announces state commuter rail will expand to New London in December | TheDay.com: “Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Monday committed to extending commuter rail service to New London by December, saying the move would be a “great step forward” for the region’s economy.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New group hopes to unite those with ‘urban farms’ – The Hour

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

New group hopes to unite those with 'urban farms' – The Hour: “Keeping chickens in backyard coops has become a hobby for suburban homeowners and city-dwellers alike. The phenomenon has recently hit southern Connecticut and Westchester County, where a group dedicated to keeping the feathered fowls has hatched, and is now hoping to spread its

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Great beach day, but air quality alert in place – NewsTimes.com

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Great beach day, but air quality alert in place – NewsTimes.com: “The state Department of Environment Protection has issued an air quality alert for all of Fairfield County today, as ozone and particulate pollutants may reach unhealthy levels.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Stratford accepts stimulus money to raze cottages – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

Stratford accepts stimulus money to raze cottages – The Connecticut Post Online: “STRATFORD — While it may sound like a no-brainer, it took two meetings and plenty of debate before the Town Council on Monday night approved accepting $909,000 in federal stimulus money to have about 40 abandoned, deteriorating and burned-out cottages on Long Beach

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New panel to oversee Walnut Beach plans – The Connecticut Post Online

Jul 28th, 2009 | By

New panel to oversee Walnut Beach plans – The Connecticut Post Online: “MILFORD — A redevelopment commission will be formed to manage more than $1 million in state grant money for Walnut Beach, officials said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com