Posts Tagged ‘ Essex ’

CFE applauds long-awaited conservation opportunity for ‘The Preserve’ (update)

Jul 31st, 2013 | By
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

After 15-Year Fight, a deal has been reached to purchase the thousand-acre forest in eastern Connecticut for conservation purposes.

“This is a momentous development in protecting Connecticut’s open space,” said Roger Reynolds, legal director and director of land protection programs for CFE. “This agreement finally gives Connecticut the opportunity to conserve one of the last major unprotected coastal wetland and coastal forest complexes between New York City and Boston.”

For more on this important story of land conservation in Connecticut, click on this environmental headline!



Landmark Essex Windmill Up For Sale

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
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New York construction magnate Frank J. Sciame Jr., whose plans for an upscale subdivision on Foxboro Point here a year ago drew controversy, has put the Dutch-style windmill on the market for $1,925,000.



Haddam Land Swap Foe — Phil Miller — named Environment Committee vice chairman

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

First-term state Rep. Philip Miller, D-Essex, a vocal but unsuccessful opponent of the controversial “Haddam land swap” bill approved this year by the General Assembly, was named vice-chairman of the legislative environment committee Wednesday.



Phil Miller Receives CT LCV, Sierra Club Endorsement

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

Essex First Selectman and 36th District House candidate Phil Miller received endorsements from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club.



ASaP.org launches new website, petition, to preserve 1,000 acres eyed for development

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

The organization is asking people to sign their online petition to “let the Old Saybrook Planning Commission know that Connecticut’s last unfragmented coastal forest must be protected.”



Developers still covet The Preserve; Dec. 1 hearing set

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

The seemingly endless quest of developers to turn what’s known as The Preserve into a high-end community of homes and a golf course continues.



Court sides with Saybrook on Preserve

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

A court decision has for the second time been handed down in favor of the town in a case involving hundreds of acres that have been at the center of a tug-of-war for nearly a decade.



The Preserve: Developer appeals lower court ruling on 1,000 acres

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

River Sound Development, LLC, has filed a petition with the Connecticut Supreme Court to appeal a lower court’s ruling on proposed development of the 1,000-acre parcel of forested wetlands known as the Preserve.