These systems are Litchfield County’s East and West Aspetuck Rivers, which flow through five towns, and Pomperaug River, which flows through three towns in both Litchfield and New Haven Counties. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Voices.
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A proposal to build Connecticut’s first wind farm in the state’s Northwest Corner has been blowing around for several years. Now an appeal brought by a citizens’ group that opposes the project will be heard by the state Supreme Court in coming months.
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual Green Buildings Open House (GBOH), the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast, will take place Oct. 1. Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot will host a stop on the tour, featuring the solar panel roof installation at the school’s Lufkin Rink between 9 and 11 a.m. Read more
Wisdom House will host a dedication and activation of 80 solar photovoltaic panels that are newly installed on the roof of Spruce Brook Barn. The event is planned for Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut has a mission of global proportions. Though the state chapter maintains local focus, the environmentally protective agency is still part of a much larger operation with a concerted international reach. Read more here: Nature Conservancy Promotes Its Mission – The Litchfield County Times.
The town, along with several businesses in town, have signed on to the “No Idling” state law which prohibits motor vehicle idling for longer than three minutes.
Regardless of what the wind industry would like us to believe, property values are impacted by nearby industrial wind turbines. Wind proponents insist that property values are not impacted by wind turbines; they argue there will always be a buyer; it is simply a matter of taste.
40 people showed up at the Kent Town Hall last Friday to participate in a Planning and Zoning public forum called to gather public input on the future needs of the town. The PZC is in the process of updating its Plan of Conservation and Development, a process that must be undertaken every 10 years
Yankee has named Kent No. 1 and East Haddam as No. 11 on its list of Top 25 towns in New England for fall foliage travel.
One of four Connecticut towns, East Haddam is the only town outside Litchfield County to be mentioned.
Also in the Sept./Oct. issue: Bill McKibben wraps up his four-part series, “How New England Can Change the World,” with an article on how small-town banks in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Hills are printing their own regional currency.