Posts Tagged ‘ Middletown ’

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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Connecticut takes action to block alleged discharge of wastewater by Old Saybrook car wash

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

Attorney General George Jepsen and Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty have taken action to block a commercial car wash in Old Saybrook from discharging wastewater in violation of its permit and state environmental laws, a press release issued by the state says. via Connecticut takes action to block alleged discharge of wastewater

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The Middletown council approved a $3 million bond for environmental cleanup

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

The common council has approved a plan to borrow $3 million to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental cleanup at the OMO Manufacturing site on Walnut Street. The former factory building and city landfill near the Connecticut River is contaminated with lead, arsenic and PCBs. For more on this story, visit: The Middletown

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Middletown’s council will vote Wednesday on a solar power proposal

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

Local solar company Greenskies Renewable Energy has offered the city a low 20-year fixed energy price in exchange for the use of city land on which to build three solar panel systems, at no cost to the city. The Hartford Courant reports.



Middletown: Mattabassett District Says It Could Vote Soon To Include Middletown

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Voters approved spending $13.2 million to join the Mattabassett District by a 2-1 margin in the Nov. 8 election, and the district’s chairman said his board can vote to include the city once the payment is received. District Chairman William Candelori said the strong voter approval shows support for a plan that is the most

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Geologist Talks Traprock Ridges with North Haven Audience

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

On Sunday, November 6, Dr. Peter LeTourneau of Wesleyan University captivated a full audience at the Masonic Lodge in North Haven. A noted geologist, LeTourneau spun a web of tales that told the geological, historical, and artistic views of the traprock ridges from the shoreline of Connecticut into the hills of Massachusetts. For more on

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Generator stops working at Middletown sewer plant

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

The generator powering the Middletown sewer plant has stopped working, officials said Tuesday. The sewer plant has been without power since the weekend storm and was running of a generator, which shut down Tuesday morning, Mayor Sebastian Giuliano said. It’s a heavy-duty generator, he said, and “you can’t just go down to Home Depot to

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October event: Richard Conniff and The Species Seekers, Middletown, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

Award winning and nationally acclaimed science writer Richard Conniff will focus on the fascinating, colorful story of how species get discovered– and why it’s still such an import human endeavor. Richard’s talk will be based on his most current book, The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth.



Joining Mattabassett Sewer District ‘money extremely well-spent’

Jun 21st, 2011 | By

As part of a new state bill passed by the state legislature and awaiting the signature of Gov. Dannel Malloy, Middletown will become a full member of the district joining New Britain, Cromwell and Berlin who already have full membership.



New hiking trail opens in Middletown

Jun 4th, 2011 | By

Just in time for Connecticut Trails Day on Saturday, CL&P and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association have teamed up to open a new hiking trail in Middletown. The Scoville Loop, located off River Road, was built on land owned by the CL&P. As part of Trails Day on Saturday, CL&P and CFPA will host

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Remington Rand site plan on deck

Feb 16th, 2011 | By

The plan to remediate the complex, available on the department’s site, calls for a series of steps, including removing storage tanks, contaminated soil and asbestos. The project will begin May 15 and is scheduled to conclude precisely six months later.



Former Dainty Rubbish owner wants to bring recycling facility to Middletown

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

Philip Armetta told the council a waste recycling facility in town would bring in $10 million annually.



Meeting set for Thursday on Arrigoni Bridge repairs

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

All stakeholders involved in the planned Arrigoni Bridge repairs are scheduled to meet this week at the Middletown Chamber of Commerce.



River bank stabilization and erosion battle plan would come with $1.64M price tag

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

A conceptual plan presented to Middletown city council members Thursday calls for river bank stabilization, erosion protection and the reparation of wells.



Middlefield receives $500,000 grant for Powder Ridge

Dec 12th, 2010 | By

A $500,000 grant has been approved by the state Bond Commission for work on Powder Ridge infrastructure.



Claire E. Rusowicz to take helm at Rockfall Foundation

Oct 12th, 2010 | By

The Rockfall Foundation of Middlesex County has appointed Claire E. Rusowicz as the foundation’s new Executive Director effective October 18.