Posts Tagged ‘ Preservation ’

Larson, Lieberman Nudge Coltsville Plan Forward

May 1st, 2010 | By

A knot of interested people gathered in front of Coltsville’s vacant but still stately East Armory Friday to hear a congressman and a senator give Colt’s developer, his lenders, and a Rolodex full of city and state agencies what amounted to a nudge.



Tree Festival in Norwalk seeks to protect trees

Apr 30th, 2010 | By

With the March windstorm fresh in people’s minds, protecting and savings trees from stormy weather and other threats will be the focus of the 2010 Norwalk-Wilton Tree Festival at Cranbury Park next month. The 2010 festival has no admission charge and will take place Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or

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Bill Would Aid Efforts To Establish Coltsville Park – Courant.com

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

The city’s historic Coltsville complex isn’t ready yet to be a national park, but a Connecticut congressman has proposed a bill that would speed up the process should the owners of the 260-acre complex nail down a plan to create a meaningful visitor experience within Coltsville’s boundaries. via Bill Would Aid Efforts To Establish Coltsville

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Thompson residents reject proposed break for River Mill project – Norwich Bulletin

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

Thompson residents rejected by a slim margin a measure to show support for the $16 million downtown River Mill renovation, leaving the project’s future in jeopardy. via Thompson residents reject proposed break for River Mill project – Norwich Bulletin.



Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Presents Awards

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation presented its annual Connecticut Preservation Awards on Wednesday, April 7, recognizing outstanding preservation projects and people who have made significant contributions to the preservation of Connecticut’s historic buildings and places.



The will that may save Quaker Brook

Apr 24th, 2010 | By

Quaker Brook land in New Fairfield, Sherman and Patterson, N.Y., deserves to stay open and beautiful for the public. For one thing, it’s right in the Connecticut corridor of The Highlands — the 2-million-acre swath of Appalachian Mountain land that runs through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.



Project partners dedicate Bride Brook restoration site: Work at Rocky Neck Comes to a Close

Apr 20th, 2010 | By

On Monday, April 19, 2010, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney joined representatives of NOAA’s Restoration Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FishAmerica Foundation, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), the Connecticut DEP, and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment at the dedication of the Bride Brook restoration

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OS Preserve owner seeks amendment to stop clock

Apr 18th, 2010 | By

Old Saybrook – The owner of the 1,000-acre Preserve property wants to amend the town’s zoning regulations to include a provision that pauses the one-year countdown between the time a developer receives special-permit approval and the time he or she must return with a more detailed plan.



Exploring the Heritage Corridor: Last Green Valley proudly celebrates Earth Day

Apr 18th, 2010 | By

The third planet. The blue planet. Our Earth. On Thursday, we celebrate Earth Day to promote awareness and appreciation of our environment. In our Last Green Valley, we celebrate a special environment. Our forests produce enough oxygen for 8.3 million people each year. The region remains 78 percent forest and farmland, and creates the third

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Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition funds availalble

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

Gov. M Jodi Rell has announced that funds are available to assist cities and towns and land conservation organizations with the purchase and preservation of open space lands through the state’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 3, 2010. Be sure to use the application dated January,

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Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT

Mar 31st, 2010 | By

A recent land deal has protected more than 500 acres of forest in Mansfield, Storrs and Willington. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports. via Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. See also: Mansfield, Willington To Preserve 531 Acres Of Land – Courant.com. What started out nearly a decade ago as

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Water authority eyes more recreational land use

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

NORTH BRANFORD — The South Central Regional Water Authority is hoping to open more of its property in town to the public for recreational activities. Officials approached the Town Council earlier this month with a proposal to allow hiking and bicycling around Lake Gaillard, a reservoir owned by the water authority, though it may not

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Killingworth has big ideas for old farm

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

KILLINGWORTH — After a history of service as a residence, a resort and a turkey farm, 145-year-old Parmalee Farm is now a multi-use community center that will showcase the town’s cultural heritage. The Municipal Land Use Committee has developed a $607,000 plan to renovate the Parmalee Farm buildings and build new facilities. Many activities are

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State rep. encourages CT farm food output with agriculture bill

Mar 26th, 2010 | By

UConn alum and State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt recently introduced state legislation to promote the production of Connecticut-grown food. Hurlburt’s proposed bill, which recently cleared the state legislature’s Joint Environmental Committee, proposes that farmers be able to sell salsa and pickles directly from their stands, establishes a “Farm Jobs Training Program” and redirects federally collected milk

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Working Lands Alliance Conference Saturday, March 27, 2010, New Haven

Mar 26th, 2010 | By

Plowing Ahead: Farmland Preservation in 2010 & Beyond, Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven. Farmers, conservationists, town officials, anti-hunger advocates, locavores, chefs, and all supporters of farmland preservation in Connecticut, join the Working Lands Alliance for its tenth anniversary to examine the past decade of

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Slicing Historic Preservation Programs Is Shortsighted – Courant.com

Mar 19th, 2010 | By

We understand President Barack Obama’s dilemma. He’s trying to stimulate the economy without worsening the already staggering budget deficit. But historic preservation is the wrong corner to cut. In its 2010 budget proposal, the White House has proposed eliminating two key historic programs, Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America. The budget for a third program,

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Government assessing potential fate of Plum Island

Mar 19th, 2010 | By

The federal government will study the potential environmental impacts of selling Plum Island to a private owner for redevelopment or keeping the 840-acre island in federal hands after the research lab for highly infectious animal diseases is moved to Manhattan, Kan. via Government assessing potential fate of Plum Island | The Day.



Partners Protect 96 Acres in Lyme

Mar 19th, 2010 | By

Found this on the Web … for some reason they won’t put me on their media list … go figure! NEW HAVEN, CT — The Eightmile River meanders through 40,000 acres of forests, farms and tranquil river towns. From its cold, fast-flowing headwaters to its confluence with the Connecticut River at Hamburg Cove’s freshwater tidal

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Goal: Keeping a changing parkway’s beauty

Mar 18th, 2010 | By

If you have noticed a lot of changes to the appearance of the Merritt Parkway lately, you’re not alone. And, according to Merritt Parkway Conservancy Executive Director Jill Smyth, there are more changes to come. via Goal: Keeping a changing parkway’s beauty | Easton Courier.



Develop Davids Island? That Idea Is Being Floated Again? Seriously?

Mar 18th, 2010 | By

Now that the federal government has spent $26 million in taxpayer money to clean up Davids Island, the mayor of New Rochelle wants to develop it. Here’s an excerpt from Mayor Noam Bramson’s State of the City address last week: It is mere feet from the New York City border, yet a world away in

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