Posts Tagged ‘ Preservation ’

Mamanasco Lake Fund plans annual meeting Thursday

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

Residents of the Lake Mamanasco watershed have been invited to attend the Mamanasco Lake Improvement Fund Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 18, 7:15 p.m., at the town hall annex, Board of Education room, 66 Prospect St. The fund is a community non-profit organization, and for the past 39 years has preserved and improved Ridgefield’s largest

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‘Nature at its best’: Purchase would preserve East Thompson land

Mar 15th, 2010 | By

Thompson, Conn. — The natural beauty of its untouched and rolling landscapes are an integral part of the character of northeastern Connecticut. That’s why officials in Thompson are supporting a measure for the Nature Conservancy and Wyndham Land Trust to purchase 123.5 acres in town for permanent preservation. via ‘Nature at its best’: Purchase would

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TNC Preserves 205 Acres in Ashford, Connecticut

Mar 13th, 2010 | By

Project completes the protection of 1,100 acres in Natchaug River Watershed, preserves key habitat for migrating birds NEW HAVEN, CT — March 12, 2010 — The northeast corner of Connecticut is often called the Last Green Valley, named for a satellite photo of the night sky in which the region appears as the one dark

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State To Survey Historic Barns

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation is inviting volunteers to assist on a comprehensive survey of the state’s historic barns. Volunteers are needed to help identify the location of the barns in their respective towns and/or perform windshield surveys (a windshield survey is simply taking a photograph of a barn and noting the address, usually from

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Beacon Hill Preserve At The Crossroads | Branford Eagle

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

A plan to build 10 homes near the Beacon Hill Preserve in Branford is drawing opposition from environmentalists who claim the project will impede the ridge line. The developer, however, contends the homes will not endanger the ridge line and will enhance the area. The area in question is a 10-acre residentially-zoned site adjacent to

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Return funds to Harkness | The Day Commentary

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

Connecticut lawmakers have had to make difficult, sometimes painful decisions about what the state can afford, what it must axe and how to pay for what survives. We disagree with the imprudent decision to redirect funds for maintaining and improving the mansion and gardens at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford to the state’s General

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EDC backs golf course in Maromas 4-1

Mar 11th, 2010 | By

MIDDLETOWN — The Economic Development Committee recommended finalizing an option for developer and resident Anthony Pioppi to build a nine-hole golf course in Maromas by a vote of 4-1 Monday, with Councilman David Bauer opposed. Pioppi said afterward that he felt relief, though he was bracing for another long haul to get the proposed option

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Seymour farm joins preservation list (video)

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

SEYMOUR — Three generations of the Bomba family on Monday welcomed Gov. M. Jodi Rell to their farm, where she announced that the state Bond Commission is expected to approve $5 million toward the state’s ongoing efforts to preserve farmland. via Seymour farm joins preservation list (video) – The New Haven Register.



Long Beach road work gets under way – NewsTimes

Mar 4th, 2010 | By

STRATFORD — The long-awaited project to clear more than 40 vacant cottages from Long Beach West has been launched by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which expects to complete a temporary road to the sweeping barrier beach within the next few days. via Long Beach road work gets under way – NewsTimes.



Landmark To Be History – Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

HADDAM – The old Kruger barn, part of Haddam Neck’s landscape since the 19th century, will soon be just a memory. The graying barn — once painted white and topped with two cupolas — is being disassembled. Its owners hope that it will be sold piecemeal to people who want to reuse its prized chestnut

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Harwinton Closes on Purchase of Open Space

Feb 26th, 2010 | By

HARWINTON— The town officially acquired 65 acres of woodlands from the  Carros family, as both parties signed legal documents Wednesday at town hall. James Carros described his father’s desire that his woodlands be kept natural. He characterized the sale as a positive for both parties. via Harwinton Closes on Purchase of Open Space – Litchfield

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Ten Towns Work To Preserve Salmon River Watershed – Courant.com

Feb 26th, 2010 | By

Now that a Massachusetts firm has evaluated land-use practices in each town, the Salmon River Watershed Partnership will host a series of open houses over the next few weeks to present the findings. The goal is to develop a regional action plan to conserve the watershed and support long-term social and economic vitality the rivers

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Man’s dying wish comes true: 95-acre farm given to New Hartford Land Trust

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By

NEW HARTFORD — Alfred Sabolcik’s dying wish was to never have the farm he lived on all his life turn into just another housing development. Now, thanks to family members and the New Hartford Land Trust, it looks as though it just might come true. via Man’s dying wish comes true: 95-acre farm given to

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NLDC to explore developer’s plan for village theme at Fort Trumbull | The Day

Feb 20th, 2010 | By

New London – A proposed residential development at Fort Trumbull would take its inspiration and style cues from the Greek revival architecture on Starr Street. via NLDC to explore developer’s plan for village theme at Fort Trumbull | The Day.



Planning Board Gives OK To Eminent Domain Action – Courant.com

Feb 19th, 2010 | By

The town planning and zoning commission gave its blessing Wednesday night to town council’s use of eminent domain to acquire the former Connecticut Foundry property for use as a public park. via Planning Board Gives OK To Eminent Domain Action – Courant.com.



Planning and Zoning OK ‘wild and scenic’ designation | The Avon News

Feb 17th, 2010 | By

AVON – Having crossed one bridge of concern about the impact a “wild and scenic” designation might have on a proposed river project, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted Feb. 9 to send a letter of endorsement to the town council. The Farmington River Watershed Association has led the effort for conducting a Wild &

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Norwalk landmarks to benefit from historic preservation awards | State Sen. Bob Duff

Feb 16th, 2010 | By

Norwalk—Two Norwalk organizations have received grant awards from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, news that state Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Representative Chris Perone (D-Norwalk) today welcomed. St. Paul’s on-the-Green will receive $6,375 and the Village Creek Historic District has been awarded $2,000 through the trust’s Historic Preservation Technical Assistance Grant program. via Norwalk

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Greenway, The Farm at Stratford chosen for forestry grants

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

Two projects in Stratford have been chosen to receive America the Beautiful grants. The town’s Greenway park, along the shore of the Housatonic River, and The Farm at Stratford, operated by Soundkeeper Inc., have both been chosen for awards to support urban forestry. The Greenway is a proposed park from Point Stratford north to the

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Simsbury’s Designation: Distinctive – Courant.com

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

Over the past two decades, there’s been a general — if not always unanimous — consensus that the town should preserve historic buildings, protect farms and other valuable open space, increase recreational opportunities and, in recent years, revitalize its town center. via Simsbury’s Designation: Distinctive – Courant.com.



Colchester designated Community Wildlife Habitat – Norwich Bulletin

Feb 13th, 2010 | By

Colchester, Conn. — What it means: The National Wildlife Federation has named Colchester the first municipality in the state and 36th in the country to be designated as a Community Wildlife Habitat. The designation from the country’s largest private nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization comes after more than a year of work by town

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