Posts Tagged ‘ Old Saybrook ’

Old Saybrook Land Trust gives $30,000 toward preserve purchase

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
From left, Old Saybrook Land Trust President Joe Nochera and Treasurer Mike Urban present Alicia Sullivan and Lori Fernand of The Trust for Public Land showcase a check for $30,000 toward The Preserve purchase at the trailhead on Ingham Hill Road. (photo: Bob Lorenz)

Old Saybrook Land Trust President Joe Nochera and Treasurer Mike Urban recently presented Alicia Sullivan and Lori Fernand of the Trust for Public Land with a $30,000 donation toward the purchase and preservation of the 1,000-acre Preserve.



NOAA grant to help clear storm debris from Connecticut’s shoreline

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the state to help remove marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline, including a tidal marsh area in Old Saybrook, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted

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Old Saybrook referendum favors purchase of The Preserve

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

Old Saybrook residents voted overwhelmingly to provide $3 million in town funds towards purchase of the property, which was once slated to be turned into golf courses and a housing development. Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Trust for Public Land are challenged to permanently protect this coastal forest that shelters wildlife and migratory birds, filters drinking water, and contains miles of hiking trails. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CFE and others as the story develops.



Old Saybrook residents to vote on The Preserve Tuesday, July 8

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

Today, Old Saybrook residents have the opportunity to expand that impressive legacy when they vote on a plan to spend $3 million toward the purchase price of The Preserve, nearly 1,000 pristine acres on the shore of Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River.



Old Saybrook considers Preserve purchase plan

May 23rd, 2014 | By

A plan for the state and Old Saybrook to purchase The Preserve and jointly own it remains intact following a vote by the General Assembly at the end of the 2014 legislative session to authorize up to $2 million in state bonds for the purchase. The town of Old Saybrook has yet to approve its

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Preserving The Preserve in Old Saybrook

May 4th, 2014 | By

by The Day’s Nature Blogger Steve Fagin Extending for 1,000 acres on the shore of Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Connecticut River, and containing a mix of unspoiled woodlands, wetlands and Atlantic White Cedar Swamp, the magnificent tract known simply as The Preserve represents, as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said last week,

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Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat!

Apr 30th, 2014 | By
Dock and dine getting hammered by the sea #StormSandyOS

“Dumb & Dumber” is the movie that comes to mind when I think about the government policy that declares war against the sea, rather than providing incentives to help residents move out of the way. Click on this Environmental Headline to read more from Robert Thorson in The Hartford Courant.



Group looks to save The Preserve in Old Saybrook

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

Stepping atop a small knoll beside the old muddy cart path through the 1,000-acre forest known as The Preserve, Christopher Cryder took the stance of a golfer, grasped an imaginary club and took a swing. “Right up there is where hole number 6 was planned of the championship golf course,” he said, addressing about 50

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Tax-exempt status of land trust at issue in East Lyme agreement

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

The Woodsmen Land Trust of Old Saybrook is contesting a public statement that it has lost its tax-exempt status. Internal Revenue Service public records show that the land trust automatically lost its 501(c)(3) status for failing to file income tax returns for three years. However, the trust became a tax-exempt entity less than three years

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CFE applauds long-awaited conservation opportunity for ‘The Preserve’ (update)

Jul 31st, 2013 | By
This view of the Preserve area is looking south east from Essex (Route 153 in the foreground), toward Saybrook Point and Long Island Sound in the distance. The mouth of the Connecticut River is at the top left, Connecticut Valley Railroad line visible center left, and the Pequot Swamp in The Preserve is at center right. (photo: © R. Lorenz)

After 15-Year Fight, a deal has been reached to purchase the thousand-acre forest in eastern Connecticut for conservation purposes.

“This is a momentous development in protecting Connecticut’s open space,” said Roger Reynolds, legal director and director of land protection programs for CFE. “This agreement finally gives Connecticut the opportunity to conserve one of the last major unprotected coastal wetland and coastal forest complexes between New York City and Boston.”

For more on this important story of land conservation in Connecticut, click on this environmental headline!



Old Saybrook’s 127-year-old Breakwater Light for sale – you can’t beat the view

Jun 27th, 2013 | By

Looking for a really unique summer home with an unequalled view of Long Island Sound? Consider the iconic Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse. You know the one, its image graces the town’s police cars, Preserve The Sound license plates, and countless souvenirs purchased to remember sunny days at the beach here. For more on this story, visit:

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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.



Connecticut takes action to block alleged discharge of wastewater by Old Saybrook car wash

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

Attorney General George Jepsen and Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty have taken action to block a commercial car wash in Old Saybrook from discharging wastewater in violation of its permit and state environmental laws, a press release issued by the state says. via Connecticut takes action to block alleged discharge of wastewater

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ASaP.org launches new website, petition, to preserve 1,000 acres eyed for development

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

The organization is asking people to sign their online petition to “let the Old Saybrook Planning Commission know that Connecticut’s last unfragmented coastal forest must be protected.”



The Preserve hearing continued Jan. 19

Jan 14th, 2011 | By

The public hearing portion was a continuation from Dec. 1, and has been further continued to Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Old Saybrook Middle School.



Another go-round for Preserve

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

After Planning Commission Chairman Robert McIntyre called the meeting in the woods to order and instructed the group to ask only site orientation questions until the next public hearing, the hiking tour of the site began.



New Preserve Project Hearing Opens in Old Saybrook

Dec 16th, 2010 | By

“The Preserve” development proposal is back before the town of Old Saybrook and all future options — including a possible sale to conservationists — are on the table.



Developers still covet The Preserve; Dec. 1 hearing set

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

The seemingly endless quest of developers to turn what’s known as The Preserve into a high-end community of homes and a golf course continues.



Michael Pace allowed to sit on CRRA board, Old Saybrook ethics panel rules

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

OLD SAYBROOK — The Ethics Commission voted Thursday that it’s not a conflict of interest for First Selectman Michael Pace to conduct business on behalf of the town with a waste disposal company, of which he is chairman. via Michael Pace allowed to sit on CRRA board, Old Saybrook ethics panel rules – The New

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Court sides with Saybrook on Preserve

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

A court decision has for the second time been handed down in favor of the town in a case involving hundreds of acres that have been at the center of a tug-of-war for nearly a decade.