Posts Tagged ‘ Middletown ’

Middletown to recycle 60 percent of waste by 2024

Oct 14th, 2014 | By

At present, Middletown produces roughly 32,000 tons of waste per year, divided between private haulers and the city Sanitation District, according to city officials. A large proportion of what goes into landfills and other places, said Nelson, could actually become compost rather than going to waste. For more on this story, visit: Middletown to recycle

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DEEP head tours Middletown environmental, energy projects

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

City and state officials toured a half-dozen remediation, development and energy projects Wednesday. Robert Klee, commissioner for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, joined Mayor Daniel Drew, city planner Michiel Wackers and other city and state officials on a bus tour that began at city hall and wound through seven completed and ongoing

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Long Lane Property Travels a Long, Winding Road Toward Rehabilitaiton

Oct 7th, 2014 | By

Far on the edge of campus, past the solemn stones of Indian Hill and the raucous houses of Fountain, under the plastic green of Smith Field and the brick walls of the Cady Building, the soil has shifted. A large remediation program is currently underway on the two parcels of land divided by Long Lane

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CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Middletown’s plans to redevelop parts of its riverfront land on the Connecticut River will benefit from $2.6 million in state funds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Monday. For more on this story, visit: CT investing $2.6M in Middletown riverfront development |

Letter: Building processing plant on Mt. Parnassus open space is inappropriate

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

The area around the Harris open space property on Mt. Parnassus has a long history of land preservation. As far back as 1933, Capt. George Comer did “give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm” the land bordering the Harris property to the state of Connecticut. This land was given to the state of Connecticut for the

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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

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.