Posts Tagged ‘ Bristol ’

$125K grant could breathe new life into Bristol brownfields site

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

Across the street from ESPN is a 17-acre site that Mayor Ken Cockayne called “dead property right now,” just scrub trees and brush on a partially polluted parcel at the doorstep to Lake Compounce. But if environmental studies underway now and set for completion next year find what’s expected — a few hot spots that

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Different recycling center possible

Jan 2nd, 2014 | By

Bristol might become the home for a new regional facility to recycle food waste and other organic materials. “We’re looking at Bristol as one of the locations” for a possible site for the planned organics recycling facility, said Steve Diaz, vice president and regional business manager for Covanta Energy Corp. For more on this story,

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Three ‘Lead by Example’ Energy Efficiency Performance Contracting Participants Named

Mar 27th, 2013 | By

The City of Bristol, the Connecticut Department of Corrections, and the Connecticut Valley Hospital have begun energy efficiency projects designed to reduce energy costs for the state and municipalities, upgrade facilities, create jobs, and drive investment in Connecticut’s economy.

Bristol Pay As You Throw begins March 4

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

The Pay As You Throw program at the Bristol Transfer Station begins March 4. Transfer Station users will need to fund their Transfer Station accounts before visiting the Transfer Station on or after March 4. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Pay As You Throw – News & Information –

State grant to benefit Indian Rock in Bristol

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

BRISTOL — Two state environmental grants for Bristol are among the projects expected to win approval next week from the State Bond Commission. A $200,000 state grant to complete construction of a new learning center building at the Indian Rock Nature Preserve and a $164,500 grant to prepare for the removal of a Pequabuck River

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Rail cut plan a train wreck, critics insist

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

A proposal by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to cut Metro North commuter train service on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines is likely to run off the rails, The Bristol Press reports.

Rell Leads Ribbon-Cutting for Improved Section of Route 72

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today celebrated the opening of a new, 2.4-mile section of Route 72 in Bristol – a $46 million project designed to ease the flow of traffic in a heavily populated, highly traveled commercial and residential corridor.

Our View: No more waiting!

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has been dragging its feet on transportation for so long that our highways are clogged, our businesses complain about the added costs of truckers stuck in traffic and our citizens turn down good jobs because the commute is unbearable. via  Our View: No more waiting! | The Bristol Press. See a related editorial in

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Downtown Developer: “Bristol Is No. 1

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

The city is still years from seeing the transformation of its barren downtown, but the long-discussed revitalization is closer than ever, a developer promised community leaders and residents Tuesday morning. via Downtown Developer: “Bristol Is No. 1 –

Pequabuck study says dam removal feasible

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency will have a public meeting Sept. 27 at its offices in Bristol to present the findings of the Pequabuck Alternatives Analysis Report, which has determined that removal of the Bristol Brass Dam is feasible.

The dam no longer serves any purpose and it interferes with the ecology of the river and presents an impassable barrier to migratory fish.

Removal of the dam would restore fish passage and help return the river to more natural conditions.