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Duke Energy Appoints New Executive To Lead Wind Power Development | North American Windpower

Jan 19th, 2010 | By

Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), part of Duke Energy's commercial businesses, has appointed Tony Dorazio senior vice president for wind energy development. Dorazio, who previously helped launch London-based BP Alternative Energy's wind power business, will lead the project development efforts of the Duke Energy unit. via Duke Energy Appoints New Executive To Lead Wind Power

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Sletten named alternate to Inland Wetlands Commission – The New Haven Register

Jan 18th, 2010 | By

NORTH HAVEN — Pamela Sletten is thankful the Board of Selectmen has overcome a political squabble and named her as an alternate to the Inland Wetlands Commission. via Sletten named alternate to Inland Wetlands Commission – The New Haven Register.



Exploring Regionalism: Worthy Task Won’t Be Easy – Courant.com

Jan 17th, 2010 | By

We do not envy state Rep. Brendan Sharkey his new challenge. Mr. Sharkey, a Democrat from Hamden, has been named to head a blue-ribbon commission charged with finding money-saving efficiencies through regional cooperation. With towns struggling and the state facing a possible $6 billion deficit by 2013, sharing of municipal services can and should be

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Yale exec tabbed as state transportation chief – Connecticut Post

Jan 17th, 2010 | By

Yale University executive and former real estate developer Bruce Alexander, who has helped oversee a decade-long renewal of downtown New Haven, has been chosen by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to preside over a 15-member board that studies the state's perennial transportation woes. via Yale exec tabbed as state transportation chief – Connecticut Post.



Smart Growth: Rep. Annie Hornish | newhartfordplus.com

Jan 16th, 2010 | By

From the NewHartfordPlus website ::: The following is an article on Smart Growth by State Rep. Annie Hornish which was posted on her blog on the House Democrats of CT website on January 5.  Rep. Hornish will be in New Hartford this coming Thursday, January 21 with State Rep. Brendan Sharkey, House Chairman of the Legislature’s

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Ridgefield man runs for Connecticut attorney general

Jan 16th, 2010 | By

George Jepsen of Barnum Place, a former majority leader of the state Senate, is seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. “The issues I was known for in the state Senate overlapped heavily with the issues of the office of attorney general,” Mr. Jepsen said. They include “an assault weapons ban, protecting a woman’s

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Dodd to present clean energy job plan – The Register Citizen

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — Sen. Chris Dodd will travel to Torrington Thursday to present a plan to bring clean energy jobs to the state. The Senator, who recently announced he would not seek re-election later this year, will tour the Fuel Cell Energy building on Technology Park Drive before announcing what his office is touting as a

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Newsmaker of the day: Eastford man named to state’s Forest Practices Advisory Board – Norwich Bulletin

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

Stephen Broderick, of Eastford, recently was appointed to the state Forest Practices Advisory Board by Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Broderick was the extension forester for the University of Connecticut’s Cooperative Extension System from 1978 to 2008. He now is the forester and program director for the Connecticut Forest and Park Association at the Goodwin Forest

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Freddie Fixer Passes | New Haven Independent

Jan 6th, 2010 | By

His real name was Ed Grant. He pioneered “environmental justice” before anyone invented the phrase. Ed Grant’s mission took hold in the 1960s. He died on Jan. 1 at the age of 87; the mission will continue. In that mission, Ed Grant made no distinction between the quest for a clean environment and organizing the

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Connecticut Attorney General Will Join Senate Race – NYTimes.com

Jan 6th, 2010 | By

As Blumenthal has largely been a friend to the environment, I thought this would be a relevant news story to post on CT Environmental Headlines. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will seek to succeed fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in the U.S. Senate. Blumenthal tells The Associated Press that he

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William A. DiBella Gets Re-Elected As MDC Chairman – Courant.com

Jan 5th, 2010 | By

Former state Senate Majority Leader William A. DiBella won re-election Monday night as chairman of Hartford's powerful regional water and sewer agency — even as federal regulators intensified efforts to make him pay about $800,000 in penalties and interest relating to a sham fee on a state pension investment arranged by convicted state Treasurer Paul

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Dominion adds two to board of directors | News from southeastern Connecticut | The Day

Dec 29th, 2009 | By

The addition of William P. Barr and Robert H. Spilman Jr. brings the size of the Dominion board from 10 to 12. Dominion is the parent company of Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, which owns the Millstone Power Station in Waterford. via The Day – Dominion adds two to board of directors | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Leaders tap New Canaan’s Walker to tackle transportation – Greenwich Time

Dec 16th, 2009 | By

Jeb Walker, who has served as New Canaan’s first selectman since 2007, discussed the state’s financial condition and possible initiatives to coordinate transportation leadership efforts regionally after he was unanimously voted to lead the group at its meeting Thursday in Norwalk. Walker takes the reins from Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss, who did not run

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Thank You Heidi Green | Connecticut SMART GROWTH

Dec 12th, 2009 | By

Heidi Green encourages the citizens of Connecticut to speak out on smart growth issues because they are “way ahead of their elected representatives on smart growth.” she told CTSmartGrowth.com. via Connecticut SMART GROWTH:: Thank You Heidi Green.



Land Trust cheers its leadership – Greenwich Time

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

When David Ogilvy was called to the podium by Land Trust President Bill Boysen in honor of his 12 years on the board, the audience rose to its feet en masse with cheers and clapping. David deserved such esteem given his work during those years, especially as president. via Norma Bartol – Land Trust cheers

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Like his trees, he’s come a long way | The Day

Dec 11th, 2009 | By

East Hampton – On a handshake 32 years ago, Peter Bergan promised the former owner of his 50-acre property that he’d do his best to keep the land as a farm. Bergan, a 6-foot-6, broad-shouldered former truck driver ready with a shrug and a smile for the frequent Paul Bunyan comparisons he hears, has kept

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Scout acts to make open space accessible – The Register Citizen

Dec 9th, 2009 | By

GOSHEN — The Goshen Inland Wetlands Commission gave the Goshen Land Trust (GLT) a second chance to install a boardwalk through wetlands on property off Pie Hill Rd. The effort to construct the walkway will be undertaken by local Boy Scout Matt McEachern, who is tackling the project in order to attain the designation of

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Rep. Denise Merrill honored for standing firm on environmental issues | Mansfield Today

Dec 9th, 2009 | By

State House Majority Leader State Rep. Denise Merrill, D-Mansfield, has been named a “2009 Environmental Champion” by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. Merrill was recognized for her leadership in passing important environmental bills and for the organization’s determination of a 100 percent score on environmental issues acted upon during the 2009 General Assembly session.

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Principal Credits West Hartford Student With Leading Energy-Saving Effort — Courant.com

Dec 5th, 2009 | By

WEST HARTFORD – Third-grader Matthew Cariseo ruled Wolcott Elementary School’s partially lit hallways with a small iron fist in the name of energy conservation.  Principal Plato Karafelis called the boy an “Energy Czar.” Wolcott recently was named the winner of the district’s energy challenge for November — cutting its electrical use by 32 percent compared

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What residents can do about flooding: A natural approach to storm water management – Greenwich Time

Dec 5th, 2009 | By

Flooding is a serious problem in Greenwich. A recent newspaper article reported that up to $100 million of taxpayer dollars is needed to correct the situation. Town officials will need time to review the consultant’s report and consider next steps, but there are ways that we can act now — individually — to reduce storm

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