Connecticut’s disabled veterans are being offered free lifetime passes to the state’s parks, forests and recreation system, authorities say. For more on this story, visit: CT’s disabled vets get free open space access | Hartford Business.
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Killingly, Conn. — Killingly residents last week approved adding $25,000 back into the proposed $13.3 million general government budget, a move proponents said will enable the town to continue its mission of preserving open space. For more on this story, visit: $25K added to Killingly budget for open space preservation – Norwich, CT – The
The Connecticut General Assembly passed a major piece of legislation that will lead to better land conservation throughout the state. Here’s our statement about it: May 10, 2012 – The passage this week by the Connecticut General Assembly of a new open space bill will vastly improve the way the state goes about prioritizing, tracking
A dispatch from Audubon CT: Time is running out for open space and wildlife in Connecticut! With only one full day left in the 2012 Connecticut General Assembly Session, we need your help to make sure that Senate Bill 347 “An Act Concerning the State’s Open Space Plan” is passed into law before the closing bell rings
A hand vote at a town meeting approved the town’s purchase of 72 acres of pasture and woodland owned by the Franc family. Bethel voters and property owners voted about 150-1 to approve spending $855,000 of town funds on the property on the corner of Old Hawleyville and Plumtrees roads. For more on this story,
The acceptance of nearly nine acres of land by the town as open space was accompanied by the selectmen’s approval of a conservation restriction that will be managed by the Branford Land Trust. For more on this story, visit: Downtown Open Space Approved by Selectmen – Branford, CT Patch.
The 32-acre Skaats Farm at 420 Clubhouse Road has been preserved by the Connecticut Farmland Trust in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Farm and Ranchland Protection Program. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from CT Farmland Trust.
It sounded like a good idea at the time. A 1987 ordinance, passed by the Board of Aldermen and dutifully signed by Mayor Alberta Jagoe and City Clerk Margaret Egan, required that the proceeds of all sales of city land be deposited into a special account that would be used to buy open space. The
From many perspectives, the state would be better served if green space in Oxford could stay that way, and the mostly unused old factories elsewhere could be put to use.
The proposed Haddam land swap — in which the state may trade open space on the Connecticut River to a developer in return for other property — has Johnson questioning assurances he was given that land he sold to would be preserved as open space.
“HB 6020 would prohibit the siting of a cell phone tower within 750 feet of a school or day care facility unless no other appropriate site exists,” said Rep. Reed. “It would also allow the Connecticut Siting Council the power to impose fines on applicants who intentionally file inaccurate or misleading information to obtain approvals.”
SIMSBURY – The Zoning Commission has set a date of March 21 to hold a public hearing on the proposed Town Center Code regulations. The commission voted on the date, recommended by Director of Planning Hiram Peck, at a special meeting held Feb. 7. Lee Ensweiler of Code Studio, the Texas-based consulting group hired by
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The issues of open space/farm land tax status has been ongoing for the better part of a year, initiated by Wayne Cooke’s loss of farm status, resulting in a 5x increase in his taxes, to about $85,000. While initially the discussions became an exercise in the speedy tabling of agenda items, the isses raised have
Berlin has closed on the purchase of a 43-acre parcel off Chamberlain Highway that will be maintained as open sapce. via Berlin: Town Buys Open Space Parcel – Courant.com.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she is particularly proud of her administration’s efforts to preserve open space in the state. Since taking office, Rell has helped save at least 74 farms, totalling nearly 8,000 acres of open space. “We’ve done more in farmland and open space preservation than any administration — ever,” Rell said. via
GLASTONBURY — The town is looking to add to its open space inventory while forming a greenway in the process. Town Manager Richard J. Johnson recently announced that he had reached an agreement to purchase a 55-acre parcel known as the Yanaros property. via 55 Acres: Glastonbury looks to purchase 55 acres – Courant.com.
The natural environment maintains a special place in the hearts of Weston residents. And the Sustainability Committee is looking to build on that respect with an assortment of innovative strategies.
Monroe planners would like to see the creation of a “Monroe Greenbelt” of open space lands and would like to develop upper and lower Stepney as village districts.
The city of Danbury took a big step this fall, though, when it purchased the 194-acre Farrington property along the New York border for $1.6 million in state and city funds. The value of preserving land is clear.