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Norwich gets report on Millstone emergency center

Oct 7th, 2014 | By

Dominion’s Millstone Nuclear Power Station is nearing completion of a $10 million to $20 million emergency response system this fall, mandated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the wake of the 2011 catastrophic failure of one Japanese nuclear power plant, while a second one weathered the major earthquake and tsunami. For more on this

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Lisbon students traverse region to gauge water quality

May 1st, 2014 | By

A crew of Lisbon Central School eighth-graders recently sailed from Long Island Sound up the Thames River to Norwich — and that was just the beginning of their mission to test water quality in the region.

Norwich one of six to receive state funding for sewer plant upgrade

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

The state Bond Commission Friday approved a combination of grants and loans to cover at least part of the city’s $96 million sewer plant upgrade project that would improve water quality and allow the sewer system to expand into surrounding towns. From the governor’s office: GOV. MALLOY: SIX CONNECTICUT MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR LOCAL

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State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

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.

Norwich Tech Talk: Trade students to get crash course in green building

Jan 14th, 2014 | By

Project Learn Tree is backed by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the American Forest Foundation , and Connecticut Light & Power is providing funds. Siemens, a large building energy company, also is playing a huge role, providing helpful building investigation techniques to shop instructors. For more on this story, visit: Norwich Tech Talk:

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Millstone plans to move emergency operations facility to Norwich

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Construction on the $10 million site is expected to take less than a year pending city approval, and the 24 Stott Ave. center should be fully operational by the end of 2014.

‘Clean Trades’ debuting at Norwich Tech

Sep 24th, 2013 | By

A two-year pilot program to introduce Connecticut students to career options in the green-energy field will be kicked off locally during a presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Norwich Technical High School. The so-called Connecticut Clean Trades Program, which also includes students from Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Groton, will

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Recycler hit with Clean Water Act lawsuit

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Norwich, Conn.-based Shetucket Iron & Metal Co. Inc. is being sued in U.S. District Court in Connecticut by three environmental groups who content that stormwater runoff from 20-foot high piles of scrap at Shetucket’s facility is contaminating local waterways.

Yantic Greenway wins state designation

May 16th, 2013 | By

More than 14 miles along the banks of the Yantic River from Lebanon to Bozrah to Franklin to Norwich will officially be designated as the state’s newest greenway at ceremonies later this month. “This helps put the resource on the map,” James Vincent, vice president of the Norwich Community Development Corp., said Wednesday, after learning

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Task force to be named for Norwich energy facility

Apr 21st, 2013 | By

Connecticut lawmakers are set to announce a task force for a clean energy research and development facility on the campus of the former Norwich State Hospital in Preston and Norwich. For more on this story, visit: Task force to be named for Norwich energy facility – Connecticut Post.

Norwich plan puts development where infrastructure is

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

Norwich – The proposed new plan of conservation and development calls for directing new development to areas already served with city utilities, public transportation, sidewalks and other amenities while preserving rural and environmentally sensitive areas. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Norwich plan puts development where infrastructure is | News from southeastern

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Property purchase will expand watershed

Jan 20th, 2013 | By

The state has awarded $157,000 to Norwich Public Utilities to help buy almost 53 acres in Colchester that will expand the Deep River public water supply watershed. The recent grant from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will conserve 52.9 acres off Brainard Road. For more on this story, visit: Property purchase will expand

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Growth of rooftop plants defines ‘green building’, even in Connecticut

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Spread out in an isolated section of the 400-acre Pride’s Corner Farms, a low-key $1 million-a-year operation brings the concept of “green” building to new heights — rooftops, to be specific. Here on a rolling six acres, exposed to the elements inside low-slung plastic trays, sit drought- and weather-resistant plants such as sedum, chives, grasses

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Nine towns to share $20M federal grant for transportation projects

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.

New signs on interstate bike trail point cyclists in right direction | The Bulletin

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

When you’re biking 360 miles through unfamiliar towns and cities, it’s important to know where you are. Dozens of cyclists stopped off at Water Street Park Friday afternoon, taking a break from their ride from Maine to Hartford, a span they covered along the East Coast Greenway. The Greenway, a 2,900-mile section of bike-friendly trails,

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Company tapped for Plainfield sewer survey

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

Plainfield officials hope to be ready to bring plans for a significant upgrade of the town’s sewage treatment facilities before townspeople late this year. First Selectman Paul Sweet said he will recommend at the August meeting of the Sewer Authority that it hire the firm of Fuss and O’Neill, of Manchester, to conduct the survey

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Route 11 another ‘stalled project’: Norwich Bulletin

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

There are two other projects in southeastern Connecticut — both offering huge economic potential for the region and the state — that have been allowed to languish for decades because of a lack of funding, and the leadership needed from the state. We are, of course, referring to Route 11 and the development of the

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Norwich transportation center has been 17 years in the making

Jun 8th, 2012 | By

On Saturday, the 17-year saga of building the intermodal transportation center will conclude. City leaders plan a lavish dedication ceremony for the $21.8 million facility on West Main Street, where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, are expected to help usher in a new era

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Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 13th Annual Greenways Awards

Jun 3rd, 2012 | By

The Governor’s Greenways Council has commended six individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated five new greenways at a ceremony at the Firehouse on the Steele Brook Greenway in Watertown.

“Connecticut’s countryside is made up of thousands of miles of recreational trails and river corridors,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

State biologist sees river-rich Norwich as unique

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

The city’s rivers and a growing effort to restore historical fish species to inner waterways could turn Norwich into a major attraction for sport fishermen and eco-tourists who come to watch eagles, osprey, seals and other wildlife drawn here by healthy fish populations, a state fisheries biologist told the City Council Monday. For more on

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