Posts Tagged ‘ milford ’

Grants help Bridgeport, Milford prepare for storms

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

There are new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford …



Milford, Bridgeport microgrid projects get $5M from state

Oct 9th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford – which will help keep critical buildings and facilities in those two cities powered even when the grid goes down – have been awarded a total of $5.1 million through the second round of the innovative Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Program.



Milford To Install New Bike Racks — seeking input from residents

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Milford Mayor Ben Blake announced that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance the Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the mayor is seeking the assistance of residents to help select appropriate and accessible sites for

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UIL Purchases $20 Million LNG Facility in Milford

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

UIL Holdings Corporation announced the purchase of a 14.6 million gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility and related assets in Milford, Connecticut from subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, Inc. for approximately $20 million. UIL purchased the assets through its subsidiary on July 31, 2014. The Milford facility is operated by The Southern Connecticut Gas Company,

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Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve a Combined Title V, Title IV and CAIR Operating Permit Milford

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection DEEP hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application to operate a source regulated under the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This permit combines all permit conditions and applicable requirements for air pollutant emitting sources at

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SCSU, Milford recognized for energy efficiency

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
Southern Connecticut State University's $49 million energy efficient science building, designed to accommodate solar panels and will be LEED certified.

The Power of Change organization recognized the achievements of more than 20 state agencies and municipalities for efforts on reducing energy spending and greenhouse gas emissions to protect the environment and benefit Connecticut residents.



Hunting for Horseshoe Crabs on a Milford Beach

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

It’s mating season for Long Island Sound’s horseshoe crabs. Every year, a group of biologists from Sacred Heart University scour Connecticut’s beaches to track and tag these ancient creatures. I met up with one group in Milford, under a full moon at midnight, to learn more. Here’s a quick primer on basic horseshoe crab biology.

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AP Environmental Field Trip to Long Island Sound

May 22nd, 2014 | By

AP Environmental Science students participated in a field experience at Milford Point on Long Island Sound as part of Project Periphyton.



Milford, East Haven top Connecticut in costly flood-prone homes

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By

So often has seawater inundated the small city of 53,000, Milford, Conn., has the distinction of having the most number of properties in the state — 36 — that have been repeatedly and severely flooded from coastal storms. In the last 35 years, such properties in the city have accounted for 206 federal government payouts

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Sewage leaks into Naugatuck River, above Housatonic

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

Work crews stopped the sewage leak on Dec. 26 that dumped about 150,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Naugatuck River starting Dec. 25. The Naugatuck River merges with the Housatonic River in Derby and then flows south before emptying into the Long Island Sound between Stratford and Milford. According to news reports, the raw

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Funds available to help municipalities hold onto and buy open space land

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has funds available to assist cities and towns and land conservation organizations with the purchase and preservation of open space lands through the state of Connecticut’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program. For more on this story, visit: Funds available to help municipalities hold onto and buy

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Walks to explore Milford watershed to be held beginning at noon Sunday

Oct 18th, 2013 | By

The first of several one-hour walks exploring the Wepawaug River watershed will be held Sunday. Members of the Wepawaug River Watershed Alliance will meet the public at noon at the lower parking lot of Eisenhower Park, 780 North St., near the pond. “We all live in a watershed. Everything we do in our watershed affects

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Plans Underway to Fix Eroded Beach in Milford

Jul 10th, 2013 | By

A training wall situated between the easternmost part of Silver Sands State Park and coastal homes on East Broadway is in need of a makeover. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Milford Patch.



Bridgeport can lead to coal-free future — Commentary

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

Ever noticed that red and white smokestack looming over Bridgeport, occasionally billowing clouds of black smoke? You can see it from almost any point in the city. The Bridgeport Harbor coal plant is the last coal-burning power plant in Connecticut.

What you cannot always see are the six schools and University of Bridgeport located within only a mile of this plant.

Why is this a problem, you ask?



Milford’s open space gets guardian

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Milford has spent millions on open space, as Mayor Benjamin G. Blake has noted. But for years, that open space has been encroached on and despoiled. All-terrain vehicles tear up the land. Waste is dumped there and other forbidden activities, including hunting and paint ball games, take place on the land. For more on this

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Leaders endorse open space agent idea in Milford

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Written by William Poutray, Letitia Malone As concerned citizens of Milford, we strongly support the proposal for the city to hire an open space agent, who will create and execute a plan to fully restore Milford’s passive open spaces, such as Eisenhower Park and Mondo Ponds. For more on this story, visit: Milford Mirror |

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Milford Land Conservation Trust dedicate Nancy’s Meadow

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

MILFORD — The dedication of Nancy’s Meadow at Robillard in honor of longtime Laurel Beach resident and benefactor of the Milford Land Conservation Trust, Nancy Mendillo Bruno, will take place Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m., at the Robillard’s Property, located at the intersection of Milford Point Road and First Avenue. All members of the trust

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Defiance Towards Milford Open Space Laws

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Photos of law-breaking vehicles throughout Solomon Property were released by Milford Police, in the press release The Milford Police Department is currently investigating a recent increase in activities involving all-terrain vehicles and other motor vehicles trespassing in wooded areas of large parcels of open space and private property in the Northern section of the City

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Hearings slated for new Milford Plan of Conservation and Development

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

The Planning and Zoning Board is holding a series of three public meetings to gather and exchange information on four topics for the update of the Plan of Conservation and Development. The meetings will be coordinated by Alan Plattus of the Yale Urban Design For more on this story, visit: Milford Mirror | Hearings slated

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Connecticut DEEP halts proceedings on recycling operation in Milford

May 9th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protect has suspended indefinitely all proceedings connected to a controversial Recycling Inc. application. Commissioner Daniel C. Esty wrote in a statement late Wednesday that a tentative approval the company received in February for 990 Naugatuck Ave. may be withdrawn, and the project could be denied if it is

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