Posts Tagged ‘ Colchester ’

Eightmile RiverFest celebrates a natural gem

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s rivers and streams don’t get the respect they deserve. Organizers of this weekend’s RiverFest on the Eightmile River say it’s time to savor and celebrate the “Wild and Scenic” river in our midst. The Eightmile River Watershed, which starts in Colchester, stretches through Salem, East Haddam and Lyme, and abuts East Lyme, was designated

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Farm Illustrates Challenges of Growing in Conn.

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

What began as a twice-a-day, handmilking operation is now a bit more complicated with about 80 cows on the farm including dry cows, replacement heifers and other young stock. More than 20 cheeses, many of them award winning, are made on site. Cato Corner cheeses are well-known at local farmers markets in Connecticut, but can also be found at top-notch restaurants in New York City and Boston.

Federal Funds to Help Protect LI Sound Communities

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Interior Department has announced $162 million for 45 protects from Virginia to Maine and Connecticut will receive $5.2 million. That will go toward five projects meant to improve water flow and reduce the risk of flooding by removing dams and restoring natural habitats.

Colchester ordinances to get more consideration

Oct 13th, 2012 | By

Two proposed ordinance changes are ready to go before town voters, while officials want more time to examine two others. The Board of Selectmen on Oct. 4 moved a revision to the membership of the Open Space Advisory Commission and changes to the Sunday alcohol sales ordinance to a town meeting on Oct. 18. For

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Colchester Land Trust prints the local phone book?

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

This doesn’t make sense to me — someone who believes the phone book should be all but banned — but The Norwich Bulletin reports that the Colchester Land Trust is accepting bids from printers for the production and publication of the 2012 edition of its local phone book.

Land Trust run showcases preserved land in Colchester

May 30th, 2012 | By

Colchester, Conn. — The newly rebuilt Comstock covered bridge served as the gateway to the starting line for this year’s Salmon River Run, an annual fundraiser for the Colchester Land Trust. For more on this story, visit: Land Trust run showcases preserved land – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.

Colchester Restaurant’s upgrades help to go green

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

The restaurant has installed energy-efficient lighting, occupancy sensors, energy-efficient air conditioning, a programmable thermostat and new motor controls for the refrigeration units.

Green Developer Seeks To Build Colchester Solar Farm

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

The owner of a slow-selling environmentally friendly community in Colchester wants to build a solar farm for the nearby high school.