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.
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Town officials eager to use the Farmington River as an asset to revitalizing Collinsville are joining those who are concerned about the potential impact of providing water from the river’s watershed to the University of Connecticut. The Metropolitan District Commission has proposed building a pipeline from Manchester to Mansfield to bring more water to UConn’s
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 –
“These two dams are already a beloved and long-standing symbol of the Farmington’s Valley’s rich history. With the House’s vote today, we can help make them a symbol of the Valley’s future as well — retrofitting them to provide clean energy to power thousands of Connecticut homes and businesses.” Murphy said.
Collinsville has discovered that it had not been collecting on the state’s Payment In Lieu of Taxes for the upper dam and related infrastructure. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes program gives municipalities funds for state land for which it cannot collect taxes.
A consulting firm hired to help the town develop ideas for the Farmington River in Collinsville presented its preliminary masterplan to a local committee this week. Funded by a $100,000 Department of Energy and Environmental Department Farmington River Enhancement Grant, Milone and MacBroom Inc. of Cheshire has worked with an Upper Collinsville Mill Pond Master
COLLINSVILLE — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal toured the site of a proposed hydro-electric facility along the Farmington River Thursday, Aug. 4.
Engineers reported no “fatal flaws” that could permanently derail the project, and that the development of one or both dam sites offers Canton “the opportunity to generate essentially all of the power consumed by Town facilities through clean, renewable hydropower.”