Posts Tagged ‘ Glastonbury ’

Glastonbury Commission Approves Drainage Plan For South Glastonbury

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

The plan and zoning commission unanimously approved a proposal by the town to improve drainage along a rustic country road and some of South Glastonbury’s oldest farm fields. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury Commission Approves Drainage Plan For South Glastonbury – Hartford Courant.



Glastonbury’s Timber Rattlesnakes Losing Battle With Humans

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

The town’s population of endangered timber rattlesnakes suffer from an “evil trio” of adverse factors as they try to survive. Douglas Fraser, a biology professor at Siena College in New York who has studied the rattlesnake population in central Connecticut for the past several decades, said those three factors are habitat loss, road kills and

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Malloy Visits Glastonbury to Announce $250,000 Open Space Grant

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

“People know about Glastonbury’s schools,” Council Chairman Stewart “Chip” Beckett III said, “but they forget about how much we value our natural resources.”



Glastonbury: Grants for dock, multiuse trail

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

The town council voted unanimously Tuesday to seek state funding to study the restoration of an abandoned dock along the Connecticut River and construct a multiuse trail through the Gateway Medical Campus. The town is applying for the grants from the Capitol Region Council of Government. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Grants for

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Glastonbury: Connecticut River land acquisition

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

The town is trying to secure 11 acres in South Glastonbury that would add to its holdings along the Connecticut River.



Nine towns to share $20M federal grant for transportation projects

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.



Glastonbury Planning Commission Unanimously Supports Riverfront Park Plan

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

GLASTONBURY — Patricia V. Low, the vice chairwoman of the plan and zoning commission, was on the town council a few decades ago when it approved purchasing land along the Connecticut River for a future park. via Glastonbury Planning Commission Unanimously Supports Riverfront Park Plan – Hartford Courant.



Manchester Seeks More Open Space on Case Mountain

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

If officials succeed in buying three more swaths of open space, the town would own most of the Case Mountain area from Spring Street to the Glastonbury line. Town administrators have entered purchase and sale agreements with owners of undeveloped property totaling about 34 acres in the town’s southeastern corner. The land includes the Case

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Public Displays Overwhelming Support for Glastonbury Riverfront Park Expansion

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

The citizens of Glastonbury showed up in full force Tuesday night to show their support for Phase II of the Riverfront Park Improvement Project. via Public Displays Overwhelming Support for Glastonbury Riverfront Park Expansion – Glastonbury, CT Patch.



Hearing Tonight on Glastonbury Riverfront Park Plans

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

The Town Council will hold a public informational meeting tonight on the proposed expansion of Riverfront Park. The meeting begins at 8 p.m., in the council chambers in Town Hall. via Hearing Tonight on Riverfront Park Plans – Glastonbury, CT Patch.



Conn. River ferry returns to full schedule

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The oldest, continuously operating ferry in the country, the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry across the Connecticut River, has returned to a seven-day-a-week schedule. via Conn. River ferry returns to full schedule | WTNH.com Connecticut.



Glastonbury: Wastewater treatment plant updates

May 31st, 2012 | By

GLASTONBURY — The town’s recent $31 million modernization of its wastewater treatment plant has drastically reduced the amount of nitrogen flowing daily into the Connecticut River. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Wastewater treatment plant updates – Courant.com.



Towns renew CRRA contracts

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

The town council has unanimously approved entering into a 15-year contract with the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Town renews contract with CRRA – Courant.com. SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Dec. 12 to approve a new five-year contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For

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Glastonbury: State purchase Bronzi property

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

Will Be Added To Open Space Parcels The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will purchase the 48-acre Bronzi property. The town council voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase the land, off Goodale Hill Road. The property – made up of two parcels – is surrounded by the Meshomasic State Forest and Kongscut Land Trust

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Glastonbury, Wethersfield: Bike/Pedestrian path over Putnam Bridge

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

The state Department of Transporation has approved a plan to add a sidewalk to the Putnam Bridge to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Connecticut River into Wethersfield or Glastonbury. That might have been the easy part. Now Glastonbury and Wethersfield will have to determine the best way to build multiuse paths to provide

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Glastonbury’s green efforts to get boost, rewards

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

The town of Glastonbury is one of only 14 Connecticut towns to qualify under a $4.17 millon grant from the U.S. Department of Energy intended to help residents reduce energy use by 20 percent by the year 2020.



Glastonbury looks to purchase 55 acres

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

GLASTONBURY — The town is looking to add to its open space inventory while forming a greenway in the process. Town Manager Richard J. Johnson recently announced that he had reached an agreement to purchase a 55-acre parcel known as the Yanaros property. via 55 Acres: Glastonbury looks to purchase 55 acres – Courant.com.



Towns looking to lower costs for electricity with solar energy

Dec 17th, 2010 | By

Six communities in New London and Windham counties have partnered with Glastonbury-based DCS Energy to install photovoltaic solar panels on buildings.



Editorial: Don’t put CT ferries on budget’s chopping block – The Daily Campus

Nov 18th, 2010 | By

Memories have been built around the ferries. As a result, they are not mere machines, but a permanent aspect of the cultural landscape. They have survived a revolution, two world wars, blizzards, hurricanes, floods and at least one economic depression. Today, they continue to provide necessary services to the townspeople as well as to the

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Rell Re-appointing Harbor Masters

Oct 30th, 2010 | By

Governor Rell has reappointed Richard Inman of Glastonbury as Harbor Master for the harbors and navigable waterways of Glastonbury. Connecticut harbor masters ensure the safety of all vessels from commercial fishing boats to canoes and kayaks.