Posts Tagged ‘ New London ’

Preston report focuses on town’s future

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

Nearly two years of work by the town planning staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission along with input from all boards and commissions as well as residents has resulted in a draft Plan of Conservation and Development ready to be reviewed by the public. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Preston

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The Day of New London supports Heritage Park

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

The Day enthusiastically endorses efforts to create a Thames River Heritage Park linking the many historic attractions on both banks of the southern reaches of the Thames, we only lament that it did not happen far sooner. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Heritage Park test | News from southeastern Connecticut.

A new state park? Not as difficult as it might sound

Sep 5th, 2014 | By

The cost of launching an innovative and appealing new park and tourism destination would cost less than what falls out of the governor’s pocket on the way to and from state Bond Committee meetings. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Voila: A new state park | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation into law Monday that creates a statewide port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, for the deepwater ports of New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority | News from southeastern Connecticut.

House passes bill to establish state port authority

May 7th, 2014 | By

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to create a state port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, and, legislators hope, to increase business at Connecticut’s three ports — New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – House passes bill to establish state port authority | News from

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New state agency on climate change preparation to be at Avery Point

Jan 21st, 2014 | By

The state is using a $2.5 million settlement of a water pollution lawsuit to create a new agency at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus that will help municipalities, businesses and homeowners determine the best methods to protect their properties against what the state says are rising seas and more frequent severe storms caused by climate change.

New London charging into the future

Jan 18th, 2014 | By

Deputy Commissioner Macky McCleary said new charging stations being installed around the state are reducing the public’s “range anxiety” — a fear by drivers of electric vehicles that they will run out of power before they can find a place to plug in. Within the next year, he said, the aim is to ensure that

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New London to receive Main Street preservation grant

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Main Street Center has awarded $70,000 in 2014 Preservation of Place grants to seven Connecticut municipalities, including New London Main Street. The winners will receive between $5,000 and $14,500 in funds. New London Main Street will use the money for its organizational and leadership development and capacity-building plan. For more on this story, visit:

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New London looks to create national maritime park

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

New London has a big idea to better develop Long Island Sound and the shoreline surrounding it for tourism and preserve its rich maritime resources. The city, in conjunction with the New London Maritime Society and the state of Connecticut, has announced that it plans to take the lead to create a new Long Island

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Cross Sound Ferry spills fuel in Thames River

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said McCarthy Fuel accidentally over-filled the fuel system on the SeaJet I, which is owned by Cross Sound Ferry. It is estimated that approximately 350 gallons were released. For more on this story, visit: WTNH – Oil spill in Thames River in New London | Connecticut.

New London’s Harbor Light gets U.S. ‘stamp’ of approval

Jun 22nd, 2013 | By

It’s no wonder Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared this season “New London Harbor Light Summer.” The 89-foot-tall lighthouse on Pequot Avenue is about to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp, and the New London Maritime Society, which owns the iconic structure, is hosting a series of events to raise money to keep the

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Fair at Fiddeheads touts benefits of community-backed farming

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

In a sign that spring is approaching, four local farms participated in the community-supported agriculture fair at Fiddleheads Food Co-Op. Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, allows families to pay farmers a certain amount up front and receive bags, boxes or baskets of food at regular intervals, often weekly. For more on this story, visit: The Day

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Connecticut College Studying Feasibility Of Arboretum Wind Turbine

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

A Triton Sonic Wind Profiler sodar system from Second Wind is in the midst of a year-long process of data collection on the outskirts of the campus. The system will determine whether there are enough sustained winds in the arboretum to make the installation of a wind turbine feasible. (ed note: Sodar systems are like

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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.

Maritime museum looks for help to preserve Little Gull Island light

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Group opposes site becoming ‘rich person’s plaything’ New London – The director of New London Maritime Society is hoping that by preserving public access to lighthouses within view of the city, this waterfront community could become a mecca for lighthouse enthusiasts. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Maritime museum looks for help

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RecycleMania hits Connecticut College

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.

Riverside friends form conservancy for park’s future

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

New London – Two months after leading the referendum defeat of the Coast Guard Academy’s proposal to purchase and develop half of Riverside Park, organizers of the Friends of Riverside Park political action committee have formed a conservancy to continue efforts to preserve, maintain and improve the park. For more on this story, visit: The

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Conn goes underground for new geothermal system

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

In a space on Tempel Green about two-thirds the size of a football field, Connecticut College is creating a subterranean showpiece for its environmental sustainability programs.

Riverside Park vote recount scheduled for Wednesday

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Those eager to know whether voters have approved the sale of a portion of Riverside Park to the U.S. Coast Guard will have to wait a week to find out. According to state law, automatic recounts must take place if the difference is less than one-half of one percent of the total votes cast or

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Opponents of Riverside Park sale present their cases

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

Eight speakers addressed a crowd of more than 60 people in the Pilot House at Ocean Beach Thursday night, laying out their arguments for why residents should vote “no” on the sale of the park and their strategies for saving and even transforming it.