Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation ’

Monroe Conservation Commission announces November Conservationist of the Month

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

The Monroe Conservation Commission is pleased to recognize Marilyn Greenberg as Conservationist of the Month for November. Through her business, Monroe Business Associates, Marilyn has partnered with Housatonic Community College to bring LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) classes to Connecticut. via Monroe Conservation Commission announces November Conservationist of the Month – Monroe, CT

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Oblong Land Conservancy Blog: The Great Swamp

Nov 13th, 2010 | By

The OLC’s most recent acquisition, the 106 acre Slocum-Mostachetti Preserve is a rare “marble hill” surrounded by The Great Swamp, located in Wingdale, acquired in partnership with Friends of the Great Swamp.



Development Deal Reached for Storrs Downtown Project

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

Storrs Center master developers enter into an agreement to develop the first two phases of Storrs Center, a mixed-use town center project adjacent to the University of Connecticut.



Newtown conservation: the time to act is now

Sep 12th, 2010 | By

NEWTOWN — One of Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra’s biggest goals this year is to arouse public interest in the Plan of Conservation and Development that the town is in the process of overhauling. via Newtown conservation: the time to act is now – Connecticut Post.



Ag Dept. seeking state conservationist

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

The Department of Agriculture seems to be looking for a state conservationist.  Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service) has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America’s private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.



Griswold holds hearing on development plan

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

Griswold – The Economic Development Commission and Griswold Board of Selectmen will hold a combined public hearing and special meeting on Aug. 18 to discuss the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). via The Day – Griswold holds hearing on development plan | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Wilton’s tree plan is flowering

Jul 17th, 2010 | By

“We are trying to design a vision,” said Pat Sesto, Wilton’s director of environmental affairs. The plan calls for native — as opposed to invasive — trees to be planted cohesively, in rows, if possible, such as dogwoods, crab apples, and ornamental cherries. The trees are all flowering varieties and will change the face of

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New Milford’s Plan of Conservation and Development Gains Planning’s OK videos

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

Following some final recommendations from the public and a handful of 11th-hour revisions, the New Milford Planning Commission has unanimously adopted the first update of the town’s plan of conservation and development POCD in 13 years, a proposal that its chairman, Peter Eng, believes addresses the potential for future economic development and open space preservation.

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10 Hamden buildings to get energy upgrade

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

HAMDEN — Ten town and school buildings will be receiving more than $2 million in energy upgrades for less than half the cost, and the promise of savings in the future. Power Point Energy LLC, the town’s energy consultant, is currently working on improvements to the Miller Cultural Complex, which includes the library. Ridge Hill

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Shad run efforts appear to have leveled off

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Norwich – Fourteen years after the first American shad passed over the Greeneville hydroelectric dam on the then-new Norwich Utilities’ fish lift, the state’s effort to restore the historic shad run to the Shetucket River has plateaued. via Shad run efforts appear to have leveled off | The Day.



Planners approve new POCD

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

The 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development was unanimously approved Tuesday by the New Milford Planning Commission. “We made a few modifications from the suggestions given at last week's public hearing,” said commission member Theresa Volinski. “It's going to print and will go into effect on August 6.” via Planners approve new POCD – New

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Energy Star rebate program ends July 15 in state

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

Connecticut will end the federal stimulus-funded appliance rebate program on July 15, after consumers received nearly $3 million back on purchases of washers, refrigerators, air-conditioning units and other qualified energy-efficient appliances. The program was called “a phenomenal success” by Gov. M. Jodi Rell. via Energy Star rebate program ends July 15 in state | Easton

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Green Ribbon Celebrates Green Energy-Saving Technology At Hughes Health

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

Friends, residents and staff of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation recently celebrated a new 75 kilowatt co-generation plant at the facility, located at 29 Highland Street in West Hartford. Hughes Health worked with Holyoke, Mass.-based Aegis Energy Services to select the co-generation system, also known as CHP or combined heat and power. Co-generation is the simultaneous

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New Milford POCD Praised

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

NEW MILFORD—Following some final recommendations from the public and a handful of 11th-hour revisions, the New Milford Planning Commission has unanimously adopted the first update of the town’s plan of conservation and devel­op­ment (POCD) in 13 years, a proposal that its chairman, Peter Eng, believes addresses the potential for future economic development and open space

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Hebron Seeks To Reshape Fortunes

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Development May Hold Key To Future Of CT’s Small Towns A recently installed road off Main Street on Route 66 in Hebron has been dubbed the “Road to Nowhere” by some townspeople. But to Bonnie Therrien, Hebron’s town manager, the road represents the first step inBonnie Therrien is juggling two roles these days — as

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A vision for downtown: Finding the common factor for Torrington

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Survey respondents, web comments and reader submissions all agree that downtown Torrington should model itself after either Northampton, Massachusetts or Blue Back Square in West Hartford or The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton, but still keep the history and architecture of the existing buildings and refrain from building new structures. Northampton, MA has a

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Town of Lebanon’s draft 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development released

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By

The Planning and Zoning Commission is pleased to provide you with Lebanon’s Draft 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development (“POCD”). The POCD is Lebanon’s vision for the coming decade and provides the framework for local decision making. The POCD is mandated by the State to be updated by the Planning and Zoning Commission every 10

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Weston’s Plan of Conservation and Development: P&Z looks to the future

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

On Monday, June 28, the Planning and Zoning Commission — by unanimous vote — approved a new plan that sets out the policies, goals, and standards for the physical and economic development of Weston.



Plan for town’s growth and conservation faces hearing Tuesday

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Striking a tone of thoughtful balance, the 2010 Plan of Conversation and Development reflects Ridgefielders’ deep ambivalence toward land development. via Plan for town’s growth and conservation faces hearing Tuesday | Ridgefield Press.



Torrington could look to Middletown as an example for revitalization

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — As Torrington looks to revitalize a downtown that has seen business after business move away or close, the city could look south to Middletown as an example of how to revitalize. Middletown applied to the Connecticut Main Street Program in the 1990’s, was accepted and has received support from the organization to develop

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