Posts Tagged ‘ East Lyme ’

East Lyme program touts benefits of salt marshes for people, wildlife

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

Salt marshes are not only home to a variety of creatures and wildlife, but are also important to humans by buffering storms and floods.

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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Hikers enlist in cause of saving Oswegatchie Hills

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

A rare coastal forest similar to the 1,000 acres in Old Saybrook known as The Preserve, Oswegatchie Hills is also deserving of the state’s help in finally securing its future as protected land.

State Grant To Expand Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

East Lyme is slated to receive $200,000, half of which would be used to buy the 41-acre Bayreuther property overlooking the Niantic River. On January 7, State Senator Andrea Stillman (D-Waterford) joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, State Rep. Ed Jutila (D-East Lyme, Salem) and State Rep. Betsy Ritter (D-Waterford, Montville) to announce a state grant to purchase

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Beach bluff repairs advance in East Lyme

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

The Crescent Beach Association plans to restore the rocky bluff and prevent further erosion with a new engineering design. The project has so far cleared several hurdles. The Zoning Commission approved the repairs last month, ruling they are consistent with the state’s Coastal Area Management Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has indicated that as

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Tax-exempt status of land trust at issue in East Lyme agreement

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

The Woodsmen Land Trust of Old Saybrook is contesting a public statement that it has lost its tax-exempt status. Internal Revenue Service public records show that the land trust automatically lost its 501(c)(3) status for failing to file income tax returns for three years. However, the trust became a tax-exempt entity less than three years

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East Lyme selectmen seeking more clarification on $2.3 million land trust proposal

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By

The Board of Selectmen met in executive session Wednesday to discuss a proposal to purchase a 166-acre parcel called the Gurley Brook Preserve, as well as 52 acres near Darrow Pond. The selectmen did not take a vote, saying in open session afterward that they needed more clarification on the land acquisition proposal. For more

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Massive E. Lyme solar array under construction

Aug 31st, 2013 | By

Construction of a five-megawatt solar installation on 43 acres in East Lyme has begun, the project developer Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy announced on Friday.

A Landmark Decision in East Lyme May Not Amount to Much

Dec 8th, 2012 | By

East Lyme Zoning Commission approved changes to regulations regarding affordable housing last night. The changes were made in accordance with a court order following Landmark Development’s successful appeal of the board’s partial acceptance and partial denial of its application for an affordable housing development in Oswegatchie Hills. Landmark proposes to construct 840 housing units, of

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A Proposed Housing Development at Oswegatchie Hills Depends on Sewers

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Developer says the town has the capacity to meet the needs of a proposed new housing estate along the Niantic River but East Lyme will do its own study before ruling.

East Lyme voters approve 300-acre Darrow Pond purchase

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By

Voters in East Lyme approved a $4.23 million bond act to acquire 300 acres of rolling fields and mature maple and oak forests for water quality protection and as community open space, according to the Trust for Public Land’s Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Land&People magazine. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.

Millstone beginning evacuation plan survey Monday

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station is beginning to study possible changes to its evacuation plan as it does every 10 years. Part of the “update” will be a phone survey of residents in the 10 towns that are closest to Millstone including Ledyard, Montville, and East Lyme. The phone calls are slated to begin Monday, Feb.

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East Lyme installs LED Streetlights on Main Street

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

The town of East Lyme, Connecticut, has received funding for the continuation of the town’s ongoing Main Street revitalization program. A $400,000 state grant was provided through the state of Connecticut’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). STEAP awards fund small community economic development and conservation projects throughout the state. In the initial phase of

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Ten years and counting for Niantic River conservation organization | Suzanne Thompson, The Day

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

The group’s mission is to abate and prevent pollution of the Niantic River, a unique estuary, and its watershed, which includes parts of East Lyme, Montville, Salem and Waterford.

There may be a new park in East Lyme’s future | TPL

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

From the Trust for Public Land: Darrow Pond in East Lyme is ballot-bound: In East Lyme, Connecticut, the purchase of 300 acres at scenic Darrow Pond is on its way to voters today after the town’s board of finance approved a $4.5 million bond. TPL experts played a key role in negotiations to acquire the

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Final phase of Bride Brook restoration project completed

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By

Save the Sound hosted a planting today, April 2, 2011, at the site of its Bride Brook restoration project in Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, to mark the completion of the restoration project, the construction of which began in 2009.

Save the Sound was joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Joe Courtney, Connecticut DEP Commissioner Daniel Esty, East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica and more than 75 volunteers who planted native vegetation to help protect and maintain the dune system surrounding the salt marsh habitat at Bride Brook.

East Lyme voters approve bond for water connection with New London

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

Mandatory bans on summer water use could be a thing of the past, and improved infrastructure is now in East Lyme’s future.