Posts Tagged ‘ Hamden ’

Tree trimming plans bad for neighborhoods, may be illegal

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment spoke at a technical meeting March 5 regarding Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) tree-trimming plan, hosted by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). The meeting, as well as a public information session this evening and a similar event March 6 in United Illuminating’s (UI) service territory, are part of an effort by PURA to gather public input and expert advice on the electrical utilities’ controversial proposals.



LETTER: Now is the time to invest in solar energy

Jan 12th, 2014 | By
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The Town of Hamden is currently administering a solar energy program abundant with local, state, and federal incentives, making this the ideal time to acquire a solar energy system.



Gov. Malloy announces funds for Rochford Field remediation in Hamden

Jan 8th, 2014 | By
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Rochford Field is a heavily used town park located within the larger Newhall Street Neighborhood Remediation Project that was built several decades ago on top of many feet of contaminated fill. The state funding will assist the town in remediating the land that will include covering the park by an impermeable liner and a drainage layer, and then backfilling it with approximately two feet of clean soil.



Complaints mounting as remediation project winds down in Hamden (video)

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

By Ann DeMatteo, Register Staff HAMDEN — As the largest residential environmental cleanup in state history starts to wind down, pockets of complaints are emerging in the Newhall neighborhood. Residents whose questions range from why their yards weren’t dug up when adjacent yards have been, to why their yards and basements now fill with water,

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Hamden’s Newhall remediation project to reuse, recycle, resell (video)

Jun 14th, 2012 | By

Two houses in the Newhall remediation area are stripped to the studs and one is without a roof while the homes are deconstructed instead of razed. Urbanminers Inc., a Manila Avenue company that recycles and sells old products and building materials, is teaming up with the Hamden Economic Development Corporation to get the job done.

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Introducing the Hamden Energy Use & Climate Change Commission (EU&CCC) | The Hamden Journal

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

Back in 2005, Hamden was one of the first Connecticut towns to set up an energy task force. The EU&CCC was charged with two missions: 1) to help the town reduce its energy footprint in the interest of reducing its impact on Global Warming, and 2) to assist the town in making wise investments in

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Urgent appeal from Hamden farm that lost power in TS Irene

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

As a result of the hurricane, Hindinger Farm, a fixture in Hamden since 1893, has lost power and is unlikely to get power restored in time to save the produce in their coolers. Loss of all the tomatoes, peaches, string beans and corn that are in their coolers will wipe out a large part of

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Esty on Land Swap: ‘Look to local officials’

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

Citing his past service as a Planning & Zoning Commissioner in Cheshire, Esty said that, in general, state officials should defer on land use decisions to the wishes of local officials, especially in a case where from an environmental perspective the right answer on the land deal was unclear.



Rare Bird Sighting: ‘Devil Bird’ Spotted In Hamden; First Time Photographed In Connecticut?

Jun 15th, 2011 | By

Anhingas are up to 3 feet tall, and they are typically found in southern Georgia, Florida and the Gulf Coast, as well as Cuba, Central America, South America and elsewhere. It’s not terribly uncommon for them to drift up to New Jersey, but a sighting in Connecticut is very rare. Read more here: Rare Bird

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Lake Whitney on list of urban lakes containing pollution from parking lot seal coat

Dec 6th, 2010 | By

A black sealant sprayed on parking lots, driveways and playgrounds turns out to be the largest contributor to the rise of a toxic pollutant in urban lakes and reservoirs across America, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.



Hamden, No. Haven move to ban outdoor furnaces

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Hamden and North Haven are taking steps to ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces because of their potential impact on public health and the environment. The Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday and then act on an amendment to the zoning regulations that would ban the furnaces. The meeting will take place

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EDITORIAL: Cleanup should end Newhall worries

Sep 8th, 2010 | By

The excavation of contaminated soil at Charles Patterson’s home in the Newhall section of Hamden occurred at lightning speed in comparison to the 10 years it has taken to put the first shovel in the ground since the discovery that much of the neighborhood was built on an industrial dump. In less than three days,

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Poisoned Hamden neighborhood braces for epic cleanup | Link to Register video inside

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

HAMDEN — Think of it as the big scrape. An entire neighborhood, poisoned for decades by industrial waste buried beneath homes, yards, schools and playgrounds, is poised for the largest residential cleanup in state history. Evidence of contaminated soil surfaced a decade ago when the Board of Education, intent on renovating the former Hamden Middle

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