Posts Tagged ‘ Canton ’

New Greenway Along Farmington River Proposed For Canton

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

A new greenway has been proposed that would extend up the Farmington River to New Hartford. The proposed greenway would connect to an existing area with a bike path in Collinsville. For more on this story, visit: New Greenway Along Farmington River Proposed For Canton – Courant.com.



State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By
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Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.



Organic farmer launches new farm in Canton, offering organic, non-GMO foods

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

Bristol’s Farm in Canton, continues to serve the community as a source of high-quality, local food by leasing its land to organic farmers. It supports the next generation of farmers, and is leasing two acres to Serafina Says Farm, a new farm created and farmed by Tara Tranguch. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from The Canton News.



Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook study released

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

CANTON —The National Park Service has released the Study Report and Environmental Assessment for the proposal to designate the lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook in Connecticut as National Wild and Scenic Rivers. The report is available on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at For more on this story, visit:

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Canton selectmen consider ban on motorboats on the Farmington

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

COLLINSVILLE — The Canton Board of Selectmen have drafted an ordinance to prohibit motorboats on the town’s section of the Farmington River, and discussed the issue July 11. A public hearing could be held on the issue in just a few weeks. via Canton selectmen consider ban on motorboats on the Farmington – Canton –

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Submissions For Canton Land Trust Art Contest Due June 21

Jun 19th, 2012 | By

The deadline for the Canton Land Trust’s art contest is approaching. Digital submissions and applications must be sent to rohlfingjohn@yahoo.com by June 21. For more on this story, visit: Submissions For Canton Land Trust Art Contest Due June 21 – Courant.com.



Canton To Apply For ‘Solarize Connecticut’ Pilot Program

Jun 15th, 2012 | By

It may be easier for residents to purchase or lease solar panels in the future, if the town is chosen as a pilot community for the Solarize Connecticut program. The board of selectmen on Wednesday authorized the chief administrative officer to apply for the program, contingent on approval by the town’s energy committee. For more

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Canton Land Trust 40th Anniversary Art Contest

May 31st, 2012 | By

Any aged artists can enter to win. Are you an artists whose original artwork is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Canton Land Trust? Then this is the contest is for you. The winning artwork will be used as a 40th anniversary commemorative print. This is open to all artists of all ages. For more

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GPS Mapping, Signage Designed to Promote, Enhance Land Trust Trails

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

Currently several of the trail routes are overlaid on Google Earth maps on the site. However, it’s just a first step. Eventually the plan is to overlay the routes on topographical maps. One of the organization’s main goals is to post laminated maps and provide paper versions at the kiosks it has been installing at

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Public to Look at Farmington River Plan

Oct 27th, 2011 | By

The town will host a meeting on a preliminary master plan for the Farmington River in Collinsville on Thursday night. The plan includes recommendations for the town to pursue in the future, including fishing areas, artificial habitat, traffic calming measures, public boating and swimming access and additional trail opportunities. Canton Patch reports.



Holden Gets Green Party Nod

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

The Green Party has got their man in Canton. Ben Holden will run as the official Green Party of Connecticut candidate for Canton Board of Selectmen this November after receiving the party’s nomnation Tuesday night. The endorsement, which was unanimous, was made during a meeting of the Green Party of Connecticut’s Statewide Coordinating Committee at

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Completion of rail trails a test for Malloy and the ‘new DOT’

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

At the opening of a new 1.8-mile stretch of bicycle trail in Canton, longtime rails-to-trails advocate R. Bruce Donald welcomed the presence of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his acting transportation commissioner, James P. Redeker, as a milestone in a long struggle.



Trail Extension, Waste Disposal: Canton Selectmen To Discuss Trail Extension Grant, Waste Disposal Options

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

CANTON — The board of selectmen at its meeting Wednesday will decide whether to approve a grant application to determine how Canton’s portion of the Farmington River Trail can best be connected to the trail in Simsbury. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently attended a ribbon-cutting at the opening of Canton’s 18-mile section of the trail,

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New section of Farmington River Trail to open Thursday

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

The intersection of routes 44 and 177 near Best Cleaners is the trailhead for a new stretch of the Farmington River Trail that runs from Old River Road in Collinsville to the 44/177 juncture. It officially opens Thursday, July 28 at 9 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend the ceremony, the Canton Patch reports.



Bear Kills Dog on Stonefield Road in Avon

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

A mother black bear killed a cocker spaniel on Stonefield Road in Avon on Friday afternoon. Animal Control Officer Beverly LaPlume found a 40-pound bag of bird seed leaning against the house. According to the DEP, people should not leave seeds exposed in their yards or bird feeders between April and snowfall because it attracts bears.



Ben Holden seeks Green Party nomination for a seat on the Board of Selectmen

Mar 7th, 2011 | By

CANTON — Canton resident Ben Holden is seeking the Green Party nomination so that he can run for the Canton Board of Selectmen in November. Some of the items topping Holden’s platform include the building of two hydroelectric dams, an electric charging station, and issues with the current board of selectmen. Read more here: Ben

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Changes to Canton POCD underway

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

CANTON — The Town of Canton is beginning to develop plans to change the way the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is updated. Jonathan Thiesse, a member of the Planning Commission, spoke to the Board of Selectmen at its Sept. 1 meeting about the commissions plans for a change in the way the POCD

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