Under the agreement, Aquarion is allowed, and has stated that it intends, to abandon the Chestnut Ridge, Eureka Lake, and Mountain Pond reservoirs and transfer nearly 300 acres of open space back to the Town of Bethel, unencumbered by water company lands regulations that protect against over development. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CFE.
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Curt Johnson, program director and senior staff attorney at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Margaret Miner, executive director of Connecticut River Alliance, say water is an essential commodity in our lives and for that reason, existing water supplies should be protected whenever possible. Do you agree? Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
In a letter to Bethel’s Planning and Zoning Commission last week, Toll Brothers said it would be unfeasible to plant trees along an exposed area of ridgeline at the north west corner of the Summit development. The issue was brought up after Bethel resident Brian Walters started a petition for Toll Brothers to re-tree the ridge.
A reader writes: “It is appalling that in today’s age development practices like this are still allowed. While I might be too late to stop this project hopefully we can raise attention to this problem and have it completely outlawed in Connecticut.” Take a look at the story and his petition. His petition is done through iPetition, which asks for a small donation, so don’t be alarmed.
A hand vote at a town meeting approved the town’s purchase of 72 acres of pasture and woodland owned by the Franc family. Bethel voters and property owners voted about 150-1 to approve spending $855,000 of town funds on the property on the corner of Old Hawleyville and Plumtrees roads. For more on this story,
Amid the calm of the deep, blue swirling walkways of the Maritime Aquarium, beacons of light flash out to light the way. Residents in Danbury, Newtown and Bethel entered their homemade creations in the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium’s 2011 Festival of Lighthouses. For more on this story, visit: Local Residents Create Working Models for Lighthouse Competition
Residents want reassurance new development will be sustainable over time without having a dramatic impact on the character of their towns. Smaller local businesses feel they should be supported and larger corporations should be kept at bay. Governments are facing an epic struggle to attract sustainable businesses in the face of declining tax rolls. And
The idea is to link land use decisions with public transportation infrastructure to accommodate new traffic demands and reduce dependence on highway transportation.
The Town of Bethel will reinforce its commitment to sustainability this holiday season by “greening” its holiday tree lights and promoting renewable energy. For more on this story, visit: Bethel Holiday Tree Lights Go Green With Renewable Energy Certificates From Constellation Energy – Bethel, CT Patch.
Lee Hoffman, an attorney representing Bethel in the appeal, said the tank was included in a five-year water supply plan that was approved two years ago by the state Department of Public Utility and the state health department. At the time, Hoffman said, Danbury officials received a copy of the report and didn’t file any