Stamford-based Keep America Beautiful, has announced the Connecticut winner of “Recycle-Bowl,” a nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. Recycle-Bowl, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, reached more than 900,000 students across America with schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia competing.
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Bus ridership in Stamford rose for the third year in a row, while use of bike racks on buses hit a record high after posting a large gain after several years of up and down numbers. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
STAMFORD — Corporations, developers in the South End, along with East Side businesses and residents, all want to clear hurdles and make a long-sought East Main Street train station a reality, said James Grunberger, chairman of the nonprofit East Side Partnership. For more on this story, visit: Hearing set on East Side rail station –
This is the second of two parts examining the Stamford sewage treatment plant’s long history of problems and their causes, the financial implications for local residents and environmental consequences for the entire state. For more on this story, visit: Stamford’s failed attempt at energy innovation cost taxpayers tens of millions | The Connecticut Mirror.
Getting a glimpse of high voltage power lines buried underground usually requires heavy construction equipment and going into the trenches. However, next week CL&P invites residents to an open house for a close look at a proposed underground transmission project 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at The Stamford Government Center, Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT.
A large sewage spill created a big mess and spread throughout the upper part of the East Branch of the Harbor around Czescik Marina and the nearby city wastewater treatment plant in Stamford, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The spill appears too large to contain and when the tide turns, the floating, stinking mounds
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected five volunteers from the Stamford area with experience on the needs of the region’s commuters and business community to work with DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker in evaluating proposals for the redevelopment of the Stamford Transportation Center’s parking garage and providing
As Stamford continues its work to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly district around the roughly 30,000 passenger per day facility, a ConnDOT plan to redevelop station-area properties and replace a parking facility must be designed to help—not hinder—these efforts.
STAMFORD, Conn. — With proper planning, education and respect for the water, most boaters can enjoy a day out on Long Island Sound without any problems, said Sgt. Peter Wolff of the Stamford Police Department’s Harbor Unit. Weather-related events are avoidable even though drastic weather changes sometimes happen in minutes, said Wolff, who has headed
The North Stamford Concerned Citizens for the Environment writes: A recent article in the Stamford Advocate made clear what has concerned us for the last three years – that groundwater contamination is a significant health concern that can be solved if only it gets the attention it deserves. We are pleased to see this is
Health officials are urging all Connecticut residents with private wells to test their water for contamination after 31 percent of 628 wells in Stamford tested positive for the banned pesticides chlordane and dieldrin.
In the wake of efforts to promote smart-growth development, the city’s Zoning Board has begun reviewing a plan by developer Thomas Rich to build a residential tower in the heart of downtown Stamford.
STAMFORD — A new railroad station on East Main Street would encourage residential and commercial development east of Myrtle Avenue, as well as ease access to projects on a 32-acre tract on Blachley Road, said Steven Wise, developer of the tract. For more on this story, visit: Public comment sought on East Side railroad station
STAMFORD — The Water Pollution Control Authority has hired a plant supervisor, satisfying state environmental requirements and filling a critical leadership void in operations at the sewage treatment plant. For more on this story, visit: Nearing deadline, WPCA hires plant supervisor – StamfordAdvocate.
The question of how a redeveloped South End ought to coexist alongside a downtown that was itself brought back from the brink over the last decade has been sensitive from the start. Stamford is not like Manhattan, or Philadelphia, or even Boston, whose much larger populations “can therefore support multiple downtowns,” Ms. Goldstein said. For
Although the end use of Stamford’s Scofieldtown Park still remains undecided, the city is going to start the process for a remediation project that will eventually place a cap on the 80-year-old landfill, according to city engineer Lou Casolo. In December, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) approved the city’s Scofieldtown Landfill
2012 is the Year of the Dragon – apparently a sign that is unafraid of challenges and willing to take risks. That is something we need in Stamford, writes Karen DeFalco of the North Stamford Concerned Citizens for the Environment. We’re looking forward to collecting a huge amount of water quality data this year that, if confronted with an open mind, should have a tremendously positive impact on our community. Click on this environmental headline for more of this dispatch from DeFalco.
Stamford’s sewage plant is a study in mismanagement and here’s why you should care. You pay for it, more each year. And it is not protecting Long Island Sound as it should. For more on this story, visit: Angela Carella: Sewer plant flush with problems – StamfordAdvocate.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $10.5 million for upgrades to the Stamford Transportation Center, among the busiest stations in the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s network. For more on this story, visit: In brief | Westfair Online.
Two federally funded studies considering new Stamford and Bridgeport train stations and likely potential to spur transit-friendly housing and commercial space in lower Fairfield County cities are on target to start early next year, officials said. For more on this story, visit: 2 studies will consider new transit stations – StamfordAdvocate.