Two new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are installed and ready for use at Norwalk Community college’s West Campus A-Wing parking lot. For more on this story, visit: NCC Installs Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations :: Norwalk, CT | itsrelevant.com.
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Norwalk resident, Candace M. Schafer, was recently honored by the Westchester Land Trust at it’s 2014 Benefit “An Evening Under the Stars.” More than 300 people showed their support for the Schafer and the land conservation efforts of the organization at the event held on Saturday, June 14th at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.
A broken railroad bridge in Connecticut that snarled the commutes for hundreds of thousands twice in eight days recently has become the latest flashpoint in a political fight over transportation funding. The practice by lawmakers and previous governors to use the transportation fund — and other dedicated funds such as those for energy conservation and
The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and failed to operate properly on 16 of those openings. Now it has failed twice in the past two weeks — most recently on Friday — stranding passengers and generally interrupting commerce in the nation’s busiest rail corridor. Leaders of Third-World countries wouldn’t stand for this.
The federal government is listing the Peck Ledge Lighthouse in Norwalk and Stratford Shoal Lighthouse for sale, according to a press release by the United States General Services Administration. For more on this story, visit: Hey buddy, wanna buy a lighthouse? – NewsTimes.
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.
Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plantsJan 3rd, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.
Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.
But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.
Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.
The Norwalk Harbor dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nearing completion. The work is designed to restore the harbor’s main navigation channel between Long Island Sound and the Stroffolino Bridge to its congressionally-authorized depth of 12 feet at mean low water. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk Harbor dredging project
On Friday State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) was recognized by the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association for his work on farm energy issues during the 2013 legislative session. The organization presented Duff with their “2013 Legislative Award.” For more on this story, visit: Duff Honored by Farm Bureau Association – Government – Norwalk, CT Patch.
Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) was named Legislator of the Year for his leadership in winning passage of legislation promoting water conservation and investment in water infrastructure, announced the Connecticut Water Works Association (CWWA). For more on this story, visit: READER SUBMITTED: Sen. Duff Receives Legislator Of The Year Award – Courant.com.
“Over the past several weeks we have heard concerns raised by neighbors and others about our proposed development. The developer and BJs want to review those concerns to see if they can be reasonably addressed before deciding our next steps,” read the statement released by the communications firm representing the company and property owner. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from The Hour of Norwalk.
We have long touted Norwalk’s connection to the sea possessed as we are with one of the finest, protected harbors on Long Island Sound. Keeping that in mind, it was good to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to complete the final phase of dredging the city’s harbor. For more
For decades, Connecticut oysters have been in strong demand across the country and internationally, particularly in the summertime. One reason is that the state’s Long Island Sound-grown Blue Point oysters, unlike some warmer water varieties, had never seen a widespread, bacteria-related recall. That made the Aug. 5 voluntary recall of oysters harvested off Norwalk and
The City of Norwalk has gone insane again… they are taking away all (stealing?) all the blue buckets and replacing them with giant bins on wheels. It’s fine for a residential homeowner, problem is they’ve been doing this with all the business people as well, or apartment dwellers, where people live or work up a flight or more of stairs and have no place to store their new bin on wheels anywhere.
By 10 a.m. Monday, a City Carting & Recycling, Inc., truck had made its way down Betmarlea Road near Fox Run Elementary School as part of the first day of single-stream recycling in Norwalk. “I watched them empty mine and I saw two others emptied,” said Linda B. Forcellina, co-president of the West Norwalk Association.
The frequency of severe storms is focusing new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That’s a question facing city leaders in Norwalk, Conn., a city on Long Island Sound. They’re hoping to upgrade a public housing project using federal dollars. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk, Conn., Debates Building Project In
New energy legislation signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday will benefit residents of Darien as well as all of Fairfield County, according to state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25th District).
Norwalk’s Hoyt Island Bird Sanctuary is the recipient of a $2,500 donation from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25th District) and the Norwalk Land Trust announced Tuesday. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk’s Hoyt Island Bird Sanctuary Receives A Boost | The Norwalk Daily Voice.
State Senator Bob Duff joined executives from Enterprise Holdings on Tuesday to present a $2,500 check to the Norwalk Land Trust at the Farm Creek Preserve in Rowayton. The funds will cover the preserve’s open space and maintain Norwalk properties like Hoyts Island, which officials say are often taken for granted. For more on this
Faced with difficult market conditions in southwestern Connecticut NRG Energy will remove its Norwalk Harbor Station on Manresa Island from the ISO New England wholesale market and deactivate the station, effective June 1.