Posts Tagged ‘ Old Saybrook ’

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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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.

The Preserve: Developer appeals lower court ruling on 1,000 acres

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

River Sound Development, LLC, has filed a petition with the Connecticut Supreme Court to appeal a lower court’s ruling on proposed development of the 1,000-acre parcel of forested wetlands known as the Preserve.