Archive for August 2014

“The Art of Conservation” – Pomfret Center, Connecticut

Aug 30th, 2014 | By

Address: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret 218 Day Road Pomfret Center, 06259 Date(s): October 5, 2014 – November 30, 2014 Time(s): Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon-4 p.m. Category: Museum/Gallery Exhibit Description: Robert Hines (1912-1994) was the former staff artist for the United States Fish and Willife Service (USFWS). Self-taught, Hines began

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Plainville project leads on green infrastructure

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

Here are two dots that can be easily connected. For more on this story, visit: Plainville project leads on green infrastructure. –

Milford scores a victory in fight with Recycling Inc.

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Recycling Inc., formerly known as Milford Recycling Inc., proposed to expand its activities into other solid waste areas.

Malloy: ‘No problem’ prohibiting Connecticut transportation spending

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.

Red Molly to headline 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Sept. 6

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

Red Molly to headline 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Sept. 6. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Conn. farmers, UConn fighting the good fight

Aug 25th, 2014 | By

In the spirit of spreading awareness for the importance of making good choices while purchasing food, a nutritional outreach program, one of many across Connecticut, is occurring through UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and UConn Extension.

Silent Killers Stalk Backyard Giants – e.g. Emerald ash borer

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

You may think you live in a safe neighborhood, but if you were a tree you’d think differently. Tree thugs are on the loose. Experts know most of the suspects, have their photos, and can even name their general whereabouts. But without involvement from tree owners, there is a limit to how much the experts

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Joshua’s Trust Executive Director Search

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Joshua’s Trust, a non-profit land and historic trust serving fourteen towns in the Windham region of Connecticut, is seeking a part-time Executive Director to direct all activities related to managing the more than 4,400 acres and two historic sites under its protection, and growing the Trust’s public profile and financial resources. The Trust, founded in 1966, is fully

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Most recent edition of the CEQ Environmental Monitor

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Today’s edition of the Environmental Monitor, published by the Council on Environmental Quality, includes a notice of the opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed agreement between the state Water Planning Council and the University of Connecticut to manage the state’s water planning effort. Link to the Environmental Monitor: News Release:

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Positive comments at Guilford Public Hearing!

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Good News in Guilford! Public comments about our first proposed Shoreline Greenway Trail section in Guilford were very positive from many of c. 50 folks attending the Public Hearing last Wednesday, August 13. Thank you to everyone who answered the call!

North Stonington, farmer reach compromise

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Following the advice of a Freedom of Information hearing officer, selectmen compromised last week with a property owner who made several allegations against the town. Van Brown, owner of Firefly Farms, filed FOI complaints about several actions and records relating to the Board of Selectmen’s decision to pursue legal action against him, although he withdrew

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State Purchasing $33M In New CTfastrak Buses

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

Federal and state taxpayers are putting up nearly $33 million for 48 new buses that will have features not found on the CT Transit fleet.

Environmental, peace groups join together for People’s Climate March Sept. 21

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Sierra Club and initiated the statewide organizing effort this summer. Click here for more information.

Transportation advocates lay out agenda for Connecticut candidates

Aug 21st, 2014 | By

The coalition is asking gubernatorial candidates for a debate focused on transportation issues.

From fission to fusion: the need for a quick transition

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Why we should change from fission to fusion electricity generation swiftly, with minimal overlap, once fusion is available. By Yale physics student and, undergraduate scholar at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Jason Parisi.

Esty Seeks Support For Farmington River ‘Wild And Scenic’ Bill

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, appealed to officials and environmental groups Monday for help in building support for a bill that would give federal wild and scenic designation to part of the Farmington River. Esty said a federal wild and scenic designation opens up resources, including funding, for conservation projects. For more on this

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Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

A busload of state officials toured the route Monday, stopping at several stations in Newington and West Hartford where they hope to encourage creation of nearby retail shops, apartment complexes and commercial office buildings. For more on this story, visit: Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential – Hartford Courant.

Plainville parking lot to help clean Quinnipiac River |

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

Porous pavement and other materials added to a new parking lot at Trumbull Park will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean.

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Aug 15th, 2014 | By

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Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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