Posts Tagged ‘ Farmington ’

Esty Seeks Support For Farmington River ‘Wild And Scenic’ Bill

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, appealed to officials and environmental groups Monday for help in building support for a bill that would give federal wild and scenic designation to part of the Farmington River. Esty said a federal wild and scenic designation opens up resources, including funding, for conservation projects. For more on this

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ebm-papst Inc. makes new investments in energy-saving facility upgrades

Jun 6th, 2014 | By
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Solar arrays and HVAC upgrades recently installed at the Farmington-based ebm-papst are projected to yield annual savings in heating and cooling costs which the company plans to reinvest in production and R&D growth. Part of the company’s ongoing GreenTech efforts to bring the next generation of efficiency to its entire complex, these systems go online as the company celebrates its annual GreenDay week.



New Greenway Along Farmington River Proposed For Canton

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

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.



Wolfworks Wins CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize For 2nd Consecutive Year

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

For the second consecutive year Wolfworks, a design/build company in Avon, has been named recipient of the CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize for a home built in Farmington. For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Wolfworks Wins CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize For 2nd Consecutive Year – Courant.com.



Farmington Town Council authorizes partnership with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority for commercial and industrial properties

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

Farmington commercial property owners can receive 100% upfront low –cost and longer term financing for clean energy improvements to their properties.



Farmington Public Schools Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

Land & Water Stream Table Investigations. This program seeks to improve the understanding of behaviors of river environments over time, teaching fourth grade students at Union School about erosion, and sediment deposition in the Farmington River. For more on this story, visit: Farmington Public Schools Foundation Announces Grant Recipients – Schools – Farmington, CT Patch.



Farmington Aims To Be Bicycle-Friendly

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

Farmington is pedaling toward a special distinction – to be named a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” Click here for more from The Hartford Courant.



Farmington now has a Conservation, Inland Wetlands Group

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

The Town of Farmington now has a joint Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commission, established Thursday night at a special Town Council meeting. For more on this story, visit: New Conservation, Inland Wetlands Group Established – Farmington, CT Patch.



Farmington River Masterplan Taking Shape

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

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

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Otis Elevator Announces New Contracts for Sustainable Building Projects

Oct 6th, 2011 | By

Otis Elevator has announced that it has won several significant contracts that build on the success of the company’s “The Way To Green” initiative, a global environmental program that spans every aspect of its operations, from design and manufacturing, to end-of-life product recycling.



New section of Farmington River Trail to open Thursday

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

The intersection of routes 44 and 177 near Best Cleaners is the trailhead for a new stretch of the Farmington River Trail that runs from Old River Road in Collinsville to the 44/177 juncture. It officially opens Thursday, July 28 at 9 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend the ceremony, the Canton Patch reports.



Farmington is Awarded $200,000 STEAP Grant

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

The ongoing improvements to Farmington’s historic buildings and shopping centers look to be on track as the town was awarded its fourth in a series of Small Town Economic Improvement Program (STEAP) Grants, this time for $200,000. Read more here: Farmington is Awarded $200,000 STEAP Grant – Farmington, CT Patch.



Bees Are Busy Laborers in Conn. Food Production

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Two-thirds of our cultivated food comes from honeybees’ pollinating it — “that’s why they’re an important part of agriculture,” said Ted Jones, who with his wife, Becky, runs Jones Apiaries in Farmington. via Connecticut Dining – At the Farm – Bees Are Busy Laborers in Conn. Food Production – NYTimes.com.



Noah Wallace School: Farmington Students Learn To ‘Think Green’

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

Jeanine Behr Getz of Greenwich presented her book, “Think Green!,” to eager students at Noah Wallace School Wednesday morning. The school has taken hold of the “going green” trend and has worked eco-friendliness into the curriculum, teachers say. via Noah Wallace School: Farmington Students Learn To ‘Think Green’ – Courant.com.



Route 4 Farmington River bridge to be complete in October

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

After more than a year of work, crews expect to finish building the new Route 4 bridge over the Farmington River in October. The new bridge won’t fix the narrow, sharp and hilly curve near the Hill-Stead Museum. But the DOT is reconfiguring the Route 4 intersection at Town Farm Road, a move it expects

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