Archive for January 2011

Car Charging Group and City of Norwalk Parking Authority Open First EV Charging Station in Fairfield County

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Norwalk Parking Authority opens the first EV charging stations in a municipal parking area in Fairfield County today. Read more inside.



Fishing Column: Underwater camera to give DEP new look at fishes – StamfordAdvocate

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Earlier this month the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Long Island Sound Program announced it has received a state-of-the-art underwater research camera on behalf of the New England Regional Ocean Council from Coastal America’s Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership (CWRP). via Fishing Column: Underwater camera to give DEP new look at fishes –

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Business, solar and events from BuildingCTGreen

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Oakleaf moves into new green digs Windsor, Conn. – Last week, Oakleaf, a nationally recognized leader in waste management, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided tours. The new location at 415 Day Hill Road, in Windsor will better serve clients, employees and create more jobs

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ASaP.org launches new website, petition, to preserve 1,000 acres eyed for development

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

The organization is asking people to sign their online petition to “let the Old Saybrook Planning Commission know that Connecticut’s last unfragmented coastal forest must be protected.”



Job: Head Farmer, White Gate Farm, East Lyme

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

White Gate Farm, located on 100 picturesque acres in East Lyme CT, is seeking a full-time farmer to head up crop production and participate in other aspects of this certified organic farm. We have 3.5 acres under cultivation plus 2 large hoop houses where we produce vegetables year round. We grow many varieties of vegetables,

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Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents on Newport Avenue were dealing with a water main break and sewage problems Sunday. via Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.



Environmentalists calling for end to water secrecy laws

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

Environmental advocates are arguing that water companies are using public safety measures put in place after 9/11 as an excuse to prevent citizens from reviewing and questioning their water mining practices.



Windsor should build trail

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

If Windsor accepts a proposal by town manager Peter Souza, the dream of Riverfront Recapture’s trails extending into other towns, may become a reality.



Fate of proposed busway to be determined in coming months

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

HARTFORD — The fate of the proposed $573 million busway between New Britain and Hartford may be determined within a few months. State Rep. Frank Nicastro, a Bristol Democrat, and the interim state Department of Transportation chief, Jeffrey Parker, had a lengthy back-and-forth about the project recently during a committee session. via Fate of proposed

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Malloy looking to put Route 11 on road to completion

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says first step is to check availability of funds at federal level.



Branford OKs open space funds for 37-acre Johnson Farm

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

BRANFORD — The Representative Town Meeting this week approved the town’s contribution to the preservation of the 37-acre Johnson Farm by purchasing its development rights, but delayed action on a proposed three-way building swap. via Branford OKs open space funds- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



New Milford Property Gets ‘Forever Wild’ Protection

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

The Wean­tinoge Heritage Land Trust, Connecticut’s largest and only regional land trust, has announced the permanent preservation of 75 acres of land in New Milford through a conservation easement donated by Steven and Hillary Lane Hochberg. via New Milford Property Gets ‘Forever Wild’ Protection – News – Housatonic Times.



Mill River Wetland Committee Hosting 44th Annual Meeting

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Mill River Wetland Committee is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.



Transportation critical to state’s economic engine: Malloy

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

Gov. Malloy joined U.S. Rep. John Larson, PA Rep. Bill Shuster, state and federal officials and other stakeholders at Hartford’s Union Station to discuss efforts to build the New Haven-Springfield rail line and increase high speed rail access in New England.



2011 Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results Show Most Ducks Since ’99

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection conducted the annual Midwinter Waterfowl Survey on January 4 and 6, 2011. The total number of ducks observed during the survey – 22,926 – was the highest since 1999, and the puddle duck count was the highest since 1985.

The survey is conducted throughout the Atlantic Flyway bird migration route, and is used as an index of long-term wintering waterfowl trends.



Mansfield and Coventry may collaborate on water source for Four Corners

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

As Mansfield continues to look at possible water sources for the Four Corners area, it could look to Coventry to help fund the project.



West Hartford Hires Part-time Energy Manager

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Aaward-winning energy specialist Catherine Diviney from Oregon will start her new job as the town’s energy manager working 20 hours a week.



Riverside Trail: Windsor Considers a Riverside Trail from boat launch to Hartford line – Courant.com

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Windsor town manager Peter Souza thinks the town should move forward with plans to complete a multi-use trail along the Connecticut River that would run from the Barber Street boat launch to the Hartford city line. via Riverside Trail: Windsor Considers a Riverside Trail from boat launch to Hartford line – Courant.com.



UTC Promotes Energy Efficiency, Hosts ‘Save Energy Now’ Event with U.S. DOE

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

United Technologies and more than 100 manufacturing companies, have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to save energy.



More on the Colebrook wind farm controversy (update)

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Michael and Stella Somers, who bought a 10,000-square-foot piece of Connecticut’s history say their livelihood is threatened by BNE Energy Inc.’s plans to build at least three, 460-foot-tall wind turbines a half-mile from their B&B.