Posts Tagged ‘ Simsbury ’

Talcott Mountain Busy During Fall Foliage

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

The park, home to the Heublein Tower in Simsbury

The Hartford wins EPA climate change award

Mar 12th, 2014 | By
The Hartford's 133-acre campus in Simsbury, which the company is trying to sell. (contributed)

The Hartford Financial Services Group won a Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, the only Connecticut company to receive the honor.

State Celebrates Successful First Year of Commercial Clean Energy Financing Program

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s “Green Bank,” the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, says it has celebrated the successful first year of its nationally-recognized Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE program. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from CEFIA.

Retired Simsbury, CT, Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

James Clifton, retired Superintendent of the Simsbury, Conn. Water Pollution Control Facility, was honored by EPA with a “2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award” recently. Mr. Clifton was selected for the recognition because of the outstanding job he has performed over the years in operating and maintaining the Simsbury facility. Mr. Clifton also

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Simsbury Land Trust Presents Winter Films And Programs

Jan 14th, 2014 | By

The Simsbury Land Trust works to protect scenic vistas, geological features and farmland that visually define Simsbury’s character and provide healthy habitats for local wildlife and plants. Its goal is to develop, support and implement creative land conservation solutions for the benefit of present and future generations. The not-for-profit organization has permanently protected nearly 967

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A map of the critical habitats in Simsbury along the Farmington River watershed

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

Every once in awhile I stumble across something interesting that attracts my attention. This lovely map is one of those things.

Community Farms Of Simsbury Teaches Skills To New Farmers

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

The Community Farm provides the incubator farmers with storage space, equipment and fencing to keep animals away from the farm plots.

Community Farm of Simsbury: Farm to Table Education

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Modern conveniences have made it easy to forget where food comes from. Especially in urban areas, the unpackaged and unprocessed form of vegetables can be foreign to children. Community Farm of Simsbury is looking to change that for the children of Hartford and Simsbury. The farm, in its current operation since 2008, has a dual

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Simsbury Land Trust’s April events

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

This month, the Simsbury Land Trust will host the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting, hold a presentation about dinosaur fossils in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and organize a Stewardship Work Day. To register for any of the following programs or get more information, contact the Simsbury Land Trust at (860) 651-8773 For more on this story, visit:

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Organic farmer launches new farm in Canton, offering organic, non-GMO foods

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

Bristol’s Farm in Canton, continues to serve the community as a source of high-quality, local food by leasing its land to organic farmers. It supports the next generation of farmers, and is leasing two acres to Serafina Says Farm, a new farm created and farmed by Tara Tranguch. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from The Canton News.

There Are Only Three of These Left in Connecticut

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

The Drake Hill Bridge in Simsbury is one of many local structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But there’s more than just age that makes this bridge stand out. The Drake Hill Bridge is a Parker truss bridge built in 1892 across the Farmington River near Simsbury center. There are only three

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260-acre Tulmeadow Farm in Simsbury protected

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the U.S. Forest Service, the Simsbury Land Trust (SLT) and Town of Simsbury have announced completion of a Forest Legacy Conservation Easement on 73-acres of Tulmeadow Farm, Simsbury. The easement, acquired for $2.8 million, is the final phase of an effort to protect 260 acres of

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Towns renew CRRA contracts

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

The town council has unanimously approved entering into a 15-year contract with the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Town renews contract with CRRA – SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Dec. 12 to approve a new five-year contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. For

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Simsbury Getting Free Bike Program

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

The program is modeled after programs around the country — they are all over the world, in fact, and in Connecticut as well. Read more here: Simsbury Free Bike to Launch Later This Month – West Hartford, CT Patch.

Simsbury Selectmen Approve Ordinance Banning Outdoor Wood-Burning Furnaces

Jun 28th, 2011 | By

On Monday, the board of selectmen voted unanimously to pass an ordinance banning outdoor wood-burning furnaces, effective June 27, 2011.

Simsbury rewarded for recycling efforts

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

HARTFORD — Simsbury is one of 64 cities and towns that will share a bounty of more than $400,000 in rebates from the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. The rebates are based on a $5-per-ton fee for every qualifying ton of recyclables they delivered to CRRA during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. via Simsbury

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Public hearing set for Simsbury Town Center Code

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

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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Granby, Simsbury land, watershed preserved; Farmington River gets water quality monitoring

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

A 38-acre mountaintop wilderness and a 73-acre forest will be preserved thanks, in part, to two grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A third grant will improve water quality monitoring in towns along the lower Farmington River.

Comment sought for Route 10 corridor study in Simsbury

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

SIMSBURY – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and the town of Simsbury are initiating a study to address safety, access management and development potential/growth along the Route 10 corridor in Simsbury. They will be working with town officials, the public and the consulting firm of Fuss &

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Recycling Committee Honors Simsbury High School Environmental Club And Local Family

Nov 20th, 2010 | By

The Simsbury Recycling Committee presented this year’s annual Recycling Awards to the Simsbury High School Environmental Club and its faculty adviser Robert Avery, and to the Lichtenberger family at the Nov. 8 Board of Selectmen meeting. Mr. Avery and the Environmental Club work to expand recycling at Simsbury High School, participate in town clean up

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