Posts Tagged ‘ Monroe ’

Land Trust addresses invasive species at farmers’ market

Jun 25th, 2013 | By

Monroe Land Trust President Aaron McGoldrick said, “The Asian Longhorn Beetle is in New York. It attacks maples. The Emerald Ash Borer bores into Ash trees. It’s already in Connecticut.” McGoldrick said the insect was detected in New Haven County last month. Moss said, “Japanese wasps were brought in by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

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Man looks to save venerable Monroe castle

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

Even if you don’t know the property’s address or that it’s owned by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, you probably know the place. It’s “The Castle” — the stone fortress that sits high above Route 111 in Monroe. After sinking into ruin, the castle’s prospects of being restored and becoming a home

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No Decision Yet on Monroe Gas Station Proposal

Feb 8th, 2013 | By

Planning & Zoning Commissioners discussed Monroe Gas LLC’s controversial application to construct a Stop & Shop gas station at 528 Monroe Turnpike Thursday night, but held off on making a decision so one commissioner could listen to a meeting tape and the commission can review a letter of conditions of approval. Deliberations will continue at

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Cleaning the Waters of Great Hollow Lake and the Pequonnock

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

The Pequonnock River Initiative is an effort to clean up the river, which runs through Monroe, Trumbull and Bridgeport and feeds public drinking watersheds. A $40,522 grant was secured from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) for the first phase on April 20, when volunteers will plant trees and shrubs and place

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Protecting the environment, by Sen. Kevin Kelly

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

Written by Sen. Kevin Kelly Living in southwestern Connecticut, we are lucky to have many natural resources and recreations opportunities located only a short driving distance away. From the forests of Monroe to the banks of the Housatonic River to the shoreline of Long Island Sound, we can take advantage of the nice weather this

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Monroe’s landmark castle to be demolished; town exploring purchasing it

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

A historic “castle” that is a local landmark may be demolished because the nuns’ order that owns it can’t afford to maintain the building. Volunteers are exploring the option of having Monroe buy the 15-room stone structure and its 141 acres as open space, said First Selectman Steve Vavrek. For more on this story, visit:

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Witalis Elected President Of Monroe Land Trust

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

Karl Witalis, the president of the old Monroe Fields and Woods Association, was recently elected president of its successor, the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy. Read more here: Witalis Elected President Of Monroe Land Trust – Monroe, CT Patch.

Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy elects president

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Karl Witalis, the president of the old Monroe Fields and Woods Association, has been elected president of its successor, the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy. Other officers elected tonight at the trust’s fourth monthly meeting on Aug. 24 at Monroe’s Town Hall were Aaron McGoldrick, vice president,Deb Heim, treasurer, and Marven Moss, secretary. Read

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Volunteer group collecting data on Pequonnock River

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

About 80 percent of the Pequonnock River consistently fails water quality tests, landing it a spot on the state’s list of “impaired waters.” Unlike many of the state’s major rivers, however, the environmental quality of the Pequonnock is often overlooked. But town leaders from Monroe, Trumbull and Bridgeport — the three towns through which the river flows — have agreed to participate in a regional effort to get the river removed from the state’s list of “impaired waters.” Vinti Singh of the Connecticut Post reports.

Monroe plan recommends more open space, village districts

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Monroe planners would like to see the creation of a “Monroe Greenbelt” of open space lands and would like to develop upper and lower Stepney as village districts.

Monroe Conservation Commission announces November Conservationist of the Month

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

The Monroe Conservation Commission is pleased to recognize Marilyn Greenberg as Conservationist of the Month for November. Through her business, Monroe Business Associates, Marilyn has partnered with Housatonic Community College to bring LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) classes to Connecticut. via Monroe Conservation Commission announces November Conservationist of the Month – Monroe, CT

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