Archive for October 2010

Live Blog: Stewart and Colbert at Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

Is it, as one writer has already argued, the Woodstock for the millennial generation? (Hey, man, if you didn’t blog about it, you weren’t really there.) Keep checking this page for live updates on the rally, including dispatches from Washington via Live Blog: Stewart and Colbert at Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear – NYTimes.com.



PRO: Busway Is Well Down Road To Being Part of The Answer, By New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

For decades, the State of Connecticut and specifically, the central region surrounding Hartford, has struggled with transportation challenges that impede opportunities for economic growth.Timothy T. Stewart Enhancements to the status quo including highway expansions, bridge construction, and bus and commuter train fleet additions have reached the limit of present transportation systems to accommodate increased usage.

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Transit Frustrations at Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

The mass transit system in Washington was swarmed by Comedy Central rally-goers on Saturday, frustrating thousands of travelers who were late to the event on the National Mall. Shortly after noon, when the rally officially started, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reported delays on all five lines of the Metro rail system. Social networking

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City of Meriden Saves green by ‘going green’

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

In an effort to save some green by going green the City of Meriden, Connecticut recently invested in a variety of alternative fuel initiatives to power the city’s municipal vehicles.



Late (great?) New Haven Coliseum is subject of CPTV documentary Nov. 8

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

‘The Last Days of the Coliseum explodes out to a history of New Haven in the latter half of the 20th century, particularly within the context of baby boomers’ cultural upheavals.



Bad news about bats on what some consider their national holiday

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

Scientists can’t remember the last time there were so many bats dying. The Connecticut DEP calls it a silent invader and a ‘conservation horror story occurring here in Connecticut.’ In less than four years, white-nose syndrome has killed thousands of Connecticut’s bats and more than a million bats throughout the Northeast.



Cove Residents To Army Corps: Don’t Budge The Sludge

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drop a quarter-million cubic yards of contaminated dredged yuck from Bridgeport Harbor into Morris Cove. More than 100 neighbors gathered for the last public hearing recently blast the Corp’s plan and to question its science.



Rell Re-appointing Harbor Masters

Oct 30th, 2010 | By

Governor Rell has reappointed Richard Inman of Glastonbury as Harbor Master for the harbors and navigable waterways of Glastonbury. Connecticut harbor masters ensure the safety of all vessels from commercial fishing boats to canoes and kayaks.



Cornell Gets $80 Million for Sustainability Research – Bloomberg

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Cornell University received $80 million from alumnus David R. Atkinson and his wife, Patricia, to create a research center for global sustainability at the school’s main campus, in Ithaca, New York. The money, the largest individual gift to the campus, will make permanent a three-year pilot program that unites researchers and professors to tackle issues

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Experts sought for Mansfield Four Corners water projects

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Looking to boost commercial development in the area known as Mansfield Four Corners, town officials already have one consultant to help look at water issues. And, they are close to hiring a second consultant to look at sewer improvements. via Experts sought for Mansfield Four Corners water projects :: Mansfield Today.



Wind Turbine Plan Pitched In Canaan

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

West Hartford-based BNE Energy is proposing a wind generation site behind Lone Oaks campground in East Canaan.



Different views on the use of Long Beach waterfront land

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Officials recently broke ground on a project to restore Long Beach West, one of Connecticut’s longest stretches of barrier beach.

By Thanksgiving, the original 37 cottages and 27 outbuildings will all be gone, the CT Mirror reports. This is perhaps one of the odder projects funded by federal stimulus money.

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Donal O’Brien Awarded Audubon Medal

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

The National Audubon Society named Donal O’Brien as the 51st recipient of its prestigious Audubon Medal, in recognition of his dedication to advancing conservation on a global scale for five decades. via Donal O’Brien Awarded Audubon Medal | The Resident.



Chemical blamed for Putnam’s blackened water

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Naturally occurring chemical element deposits are to blame for Park Street residents’ water intermittently running black in the past two months.



NJ DEP chief says parks will close ‘over my dead body’

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin told The Press of Atlantic City he is trying to find new sources of money to pay for park police, interpreters, campground attendants, lake lifeguards and other staff.



A Norfolk Series On Environment

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

As the world grows smaller and more populated, the common needs of different parts of the globe become more evident. That commonality is perhaps nowhere better expressed than in two conservation movements separated by more than 7,000 miles and two disparate cultures: the work of Kenyan Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, whose program of planting

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$2.3M for hybrid buses in CT

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has been awarded a $2.3 million competitive grant to purchase hybrid buses that will provide energy-efficient transit options for Connecticut commuters and help reduce global warming.



Audubon Greenwich Programs & Special Events Oct. 29-Nov. 20

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Friday, October 29 ‘Enchanted Orchard’ & Live Animal Show 6:00-9:00 pm A Halloween-themed evening of fun for the whole family. Meet kid-friendly, costumed animal characters on a tour of the ‘Enchanted Orchard’. After, enjoy dinner, live animal show, and treats in Audubon’s historic red barn. Wear a costume or come as you are. All ages.

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South Kent School activates PV system at ice rink

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

South Kent School has activated one of its two new photovoltaic systems at the school’s Wister Fieldhouse which houses the ice rink.



Seven Connecticut schools make Green Report Card’s cut

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Yale University was one of the top scorers receiving an ‘A’ in the College Sustainability Report Card from GreenReportCard.org.

Yale has three committees dedicated to sustainability, one of which is in the process of developing a comprehensive sustainability plan. Yale also has reduced greenhouse gas emissions 7 percent since 2005 and aims to achieve a 43 percent reduction by 2020.