Posts Tagged ‘ Middletown ’

Rockfall Foundation announces $25,000 in grants

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

The Rockfall Foundation has awarded its 2014 major grant awards to two environmental projects, focused in Middletown, the lower CT River, and along the Middlesex County shoreline.

Portland to use $200K grant to clean up possible contaminants at Riverfront Park

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

Town and state officials are welcoming a $200,000 state grant that will used to evaluate three riverfront properties. Portland was one of 21 towns throughout the state that received brownfields assessment grants from the Department of Economic and Community Development. The grants were announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, during a visit to

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State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.

Fire Reported at Middletown Power Plant

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

irefighters have nearly extinguished a blaze at a Connecticut power plant where a 2010 explosion killed six people and injured dozens. For more on this story, visit: Fire Reported at Middletown Power Plant, Site Of Deadly 2010 Blast « CBS Connecticut.

Middletown officials are seeking a development plan for the Metro Square area

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

The city is seeking a consultant to plan future redevelopment of the two downtown blocks surrounding the Metro Square property. Planning Director William Warner said the city will ask a developer to create a concept similar to West Hartford’s Blue Back Square for Metro Square. The study will also include the location for a parking

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Connecticut Valley Hospital to get $30M Energy Upgrade

Oct 5th, 2013 | By

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has selected NORESCO to lead the implementation of a $30 million energy makeover at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

Cromwell Could OK Middletown Joining Mattabassett Sewer Authority

Aug 21st, 2013 | By

The public hearing Wednesday to vote on whether to accept a charter revision allowing Middletown to join the regional wastewater authority is expected to be an animated one. For more on this story, visit: Cromwell Could OK Middletown Joining Mattabassett Sewer Authority – Government – Berlin, CT Patch.

Major Grants Cycle to Begin with an Information, Applicant Workshop, 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Middletown

Aug 14th, 2013 | By

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:00 p.m. deKoven House Community Center The Rockfall Foundation’s biennial Major Grant Initiative begins with the 2013-2014 grant cycle. The Foundation will award one or two larger grants, up to a total of $25,000, in either single-year or multi-year disbursements. Eligible applicants include 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools. Grants will

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Middletown Council OKs Purchase of 2,000 acres of Maromas open space

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

Middletown’s land purchase ups its open space in Maromas to 2,000 acres and the Greenskies solar energy deal will reduce the city’s energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park

Jun 17th, 2013 | By

Middletown Patch photographed the river as it began to overflow its banks on Saturday morning, then again on Sunday morning. Here’s what transpired over the weekend. For more on this story, visit: Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park – Around Middletown – Middletown, CT Patch.

Watershed Council seeks river-friendly design for Middletown bank stabilization

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
(photo: J. Talbot)

The Connecticut River Watershed Council has been working with the City of Middletown, Army Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders since the fall of 2011 on a restoration project in the area of the John S. Roth Memorial Well Field in order to protect Middletown drinking water and the Connecticut River. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.

Gardeners ‘reclaim’ controversial lot

May 3rd, 2013 | By
The People's Garden in Middletown, CT.

On Wednesday morning, a group of about 15 Middletown residents and students gathered on a vacant lot near the intersection of Washington and Pearl, raking leaves, picking up trash, and replanting what was once a community garden. In addition to being the target of such rogue agriculturists, this lot was recently chosen by a large developer to be part of a new strip mall complex that would span most of the block, requiring the demolition of neighboring homes.

A moment of silence (for Middletown trees), please

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

On our family walk last night, I took this photo on Main Street between William Street and the South Green. It looks like the battle between the trees and the sidewalk has finally come to an end. Although it doesn’t much surprise me, I was sad to see that the trees lost. For more on

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Middletown’s ECoin’s First Project A Success

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Middletown’s Environmental Collective Impact Network (ECoin) reached its first goal, resulting in a positive, measurable outcome for the environment. The group facilitated the retrofit of exit light signs, which replaced incandescent 40-watt bulbs with high efficiency 4-watt LEDs. The initial goal was to facilitate 50 retrofits, and ultimately 86 were done. Once the original goal

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Arrigoni Bridge to reopen all travel lanes ahead of schedule

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Upcoming work to complete the final paving on the two main spans and the installation of pavement markings will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Tuesday, September 4, weather permitting, and will be completed by September 15, at which time traffic will be restored to its original four lane configuration.

A sewage leak in Middletown was cleaned up Tuesday on West Silver Street

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

MIDDLETOWN — Residents say it took the town water and sewer department weeks to address a sewage leak at the end of West Silver Street. The department fixed the leak Tuesday and Wednesday, but residents said they had been complaining for weeks about the foul odor. For more on this story, visit: A sewage leak

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Middletown Common Council to Vote on Sending $37M Mattabassett District Project to Referendum

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The common council will vote Monday on sending the cost to build a pipeline connecting the city to the Mattabassett District Sewage Treatment Plant — $37 million — to referendum in November. The proposed project includes building a new pump station off East Main Street in Middletown, building a pipeline along Route 9 connecting to

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9 Town Transit Bus Ridership Climbs

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

The shoreline’s public bus system, 9 Town Transit, once again saw tremendous growth in bus ridership during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, with passenger trips up 29% over the prior year. 9 Town Transit Executive Director Joseph Comerford contributes the growth to expanded service hours and improved awareness of the service.

Couple Turns Small Farms into CSA Delivery Network

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

A husband-and-wife team connects small farms like Bitta-Blue Farm and Thankful Circle Farm in Killingworth with families who want to eat organic, healthy produce and support local agriculture. When Karen and Kedhar Thiruvalam were visiting friends in Vegas in October 2011, they saw a large cooler on the steps outside their host’s front door. Nestled

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Wesleyan Students Give Themselves to the Land

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

Five Wesleyan University students are organically tending 1.33 acres of farmland in Middletown this summer, sharing their bounty with the local food pantry and farmers markets. Long Lane Farm seems a long way from the postcard campus of Wesleyan University. But there, on the outskirts of the university proper, lies 1.33 acres of bucolic farmland

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