Posts Tagged ‘ People ’

Dixon Joins AmericanTowns to Spearhead New Green Initiatives Website

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Daphne Dixon, the founder of Conscious Decisions, has joined Fairfield-based as Director, GreenTowns.

Transit Director Receives National Recognition

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, has named Estuary Transit District (ETD) Executive Director Joseph Comerford to its second annual Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list. via Transit Director Receives National Recognition | Zip06 – Community News from Southeastern Connecticut. According to a news release: Mass Transit, the only magazine

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CCEF names Hedman acting president

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

Dale A. Hedman has been promoted to acting president of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, effective Oct. 1

State Sen. Don Williams earns 100 percent from LCV Scorecard

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

2010 Environmental Scorecard shows Senator Williams stood up to lobbyists to earn grade of 100 percent Hartford: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) has earned a perfect score on the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters’ (CTLCV) just released Environmental Scorecard for 2010. via State Sen. Don Williams earns 100 percent from LCV Scorecard.

Audubon Names New President

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Noted Conservation and Communications Executive, David Yarnold, to Take Helm Sept. 1 David Yarnold has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Audubon, effective September 1, 2010, giving new momentum to efforts to connect people with nature and their power to protect it. A passionate conservationist, Yarnold currently serves as Executive Director

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Rell appoints Stamford Harbor Master

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has appointed Michael J. Taylor of Stamford as Harbor Master for the harbors and navigable waterways of Stamford. Taylor will be responsible for monitoring the harbors of Stamford, one of the oldest and most historic communities on Long Island Sound. He will also assist the Stamford Harbor Management Commission in the

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Parker heads transportation group

Jul 15th, 2010 | By

The Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), a not-for-profit specialized transportation service for elderly disabled individuals and others who are disadvantaged of any age, has announced the appointment of Van Parker as the organization’s first development director. via Parker heads transportation group | Greenwich Post.

Obituary: Memorial: Pat Keener, Educator, Protector Of The River  

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

In the early morning hours of July 8, 2010 surrounded by her children, Terrah, Jeff, and Shelia, Pat peacefully passed on. She has left this a better world for us and generations to come as a result of her passionate commitment to protecting our rivers, wetlands, forests and our natural and native plant life. via

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Rell Concedes DOT Chief Resigned After Allegation

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD — Gov. M. Jodi Rell has acknowledged that the abrupt resignation a week ago of state Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie was precipitated by a complaint of “inappropriate behavior” against him by a department employee. via Rell Concedes DOT Chief Resigned After Allegation –

Pine barrens closer to dedication in Schwenk’s name

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

Diana Urban said she is thrilled that a large section of the pine barrens in Westhampton could soon be named after her late father, Edwin “Buzz” Schwenk, who wanted his legacy to be based on the work he did to preserve that land. Ms. Urban, a Democratic state legislator from North Stonington, Connecticut, said her

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Statement of Governor M. Jodi Rell on Letter of Resignation, Stipulated Agreement Signed by Former DOT Commissioner Joseph F. Marie

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell today issued the following statement on the letter of resignation and stipulated agreement signed by former Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Joseph F. Marie: “My office was contacted by a person representing a DOT employee who had alleged inappropriate behavior by the Commissioner. Legal counsel for the Governor’s Office conducted

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Dominion’s Matthews retires, leaving a legacy of powerful improvements at Millstone

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

When Dominion executive William R. Matthews retired Thursday, he left behind reactors at Millstone Power Station that produce more electricity today than they did a decade ago. As senior vice president of nuclear operations since 2003 for the Virginia-based company, Matthews was responsible for Dominion’s entire nuclear fleet, including reactors in Virginia, Wisconsin and Waterford.

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Busway on track after DOT head departure

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By

NEW BRITAIN — The unexpected departure of state Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie has left questions about how his leaving will affect mass transit projects either under way or scheduled to start in the near future. Marie, who reportedly was locked out of DOT headquarters in Newington Tuesday, had been at the top spot in state

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Branson Era Over at Steep Rock

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

WASHINGTON, Conn.—The first 65 years of the Steep Rock Association saw the land trust expand at a respectable pace, incrementally growing from 100 acres in 1925 to 1,709 in 1990. At that later date, just a couple of hundred acres were held under easement. Steep Rock Association executive director Susan Branson is retiring. via Branson

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Rell appoints Jeffrey Parker as new DOT commissioner

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie has submitted his letter of resignation in order to pursue long-term employment opportunities and spend more time with his family. The Governor has appointed Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Parker to be commissioner.

Questions raised over sudden departure of state’s transportation commissioner

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration remained largely quiet Wednesday over the abrupt departure of Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie, who left the job Tuesday afternoon, but will continue to earn his nearly $170,000-per-year salary for four more weeks. via Questions raised over sudden departure of state’s transportation commissioner | The Connecticut Mirror.

13-year-old Connecticut Audubon Society Volunteer Wins L.L. Bean ‘Outdoor Heroes Award’

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

13-year-old Connecticut Audubon Society Volunteer Alex Burdo  has won L.L. Bean’s ‘Outdoor Heroes Award’   Alexander (Alex) Burdo, a 13-year-old resident of Fairfield, an avid birder (or burder?) and an active volunteer with Connecticut Audubon Society, has been named an L.L. Bean “Outdoor Hero.” The announcement was made on Monday, June 21 at Connecticut Audubon Society’s

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Veteran non-profit executive joins Time for Lyme

Jun 18th, 2010 | By

Time for Lyme, Inc. (TFL), a research, education and advocacy group, has named David M. Martin, of Yorktown Heights, NY, a senior nonprofit executive, as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made recently by Co-Presidents Diane Blanchard and Debbie Siciliano. Time for Lyme is an organization dedicated to eliminating Lyme disease and other tick-borne

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Lamont Unveils Plan to Reduce Energy Costs, Create Jobs, Preserve Open Spaces

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

New Haven, CT – Businessman and Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont unveiled a comprehensive plan to grow Connecticut’s economy by lowering energy costs, expanding renewable energy production and encouraging conservation efforts. “Connecticut’s high energy costs not only cost our families and businesses money, they cost us jobs,” Lamont said in a news release. “As

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Wiltonian earns Climate Change Leadership Award

Jun 12th, 2010 | By

WILTON — Bruce Hampson, a founding member of the Wilton Energy Commission, received the 2010 Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award on Monday, June 7. via Wiltonian earns Climate Change Leadership Award – Wilton Villager.