Posts Tagged ‘ Stamford ’

Soundkeeper sues state in Stamford boatyard battle

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

In another twist to the seemingly never-ending saga regarding land that until recently housed Stamford’s only working boatyard, a local environmental nonprofit filed suit this week against the state Department of Economic and Community Development over its dealings with the property’s developer. For more on this story, visit: Soundkeeper sues state in Stamford boatyard battle –

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Stamford’s Ferguson Library Makes Waves for Water Conservation

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

The project was created two years ago by artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman in response to the Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. It’s part of the National Interactive Art and Community-Building Project Celebrating Water. With the help of public participants, it has been installed in museums, galleries, schools and other venues across

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The Dart: Stamford gardener preserves history, and a banana tree

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Even though there’s snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, Sam Billings is thinking about greener pastures. Billings manages the greenhouse and vast gardens at the Treetops estate near Mianus River Park on the border of Greenwich, and is preparing for an incredible spring season. “I’m working to install about two acres of gardens,”

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Most Metro-North rail service to N.Y. suspended for three to four weeks

Sep 26th, 2013 | By
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Wednesday’s power failure on the Metro-North rail line means most Connecticut commuters will need to find alternate transportation to New York City for at least next three weeks, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.



CT DOT picks firm for Stamford station TOD project

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

The department now is in preliminary negotiations with SMDV on a formal design and construction plan for the project, which will transform the transit center into a commercial, residential and retail complex, CDOT officials said in a press release.



CFE applauds transit oriented development in Stamford; Commuters concerned about parking

Jul 11th, 2013 | By
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There are concerns there won’t be enough parking at the train station in Stamford because of plans to develop a parking garage into something more. Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures LLC will be the preferred developer for the estimated $500 million mixed-use development, which is expected to bring together office space, retail, hotel and residential uses adjacent to the train and bus hub.



Four Arrested Protesting UBS Funding of Mountaintop Removal Coal Extraction

Jun 28th, 2013 | By
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Activists associated with Capitalism vs. the Climate and Hands Off Appalachia participated in a solidarity action at UBS wealth management services in Stamford, Connecticut. The non-violent protest was in opposition to UBS’ funding of the harmful extractive process known as mountaintop removal.

Four of the activists, April Scheller of Middletown, Carmen Cordero of Hartford, Nick Katkevich of Voluntown, and Vittorio (Vic) Lancia of Portland, were arrested by the Stamford Police Department for Criminal Trespass and Breach of Peace when UBS executives would not meet with them to discuss the request. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



Legal victory could save millions for electric consumers

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
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A ruling in New Britain Superior Court last week found that the terms of a 2007 contract between Waterside Power LLC and the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection calls for electric customers to pay at a lower rate than the company that owns a Stamford power plant, had sought.



Stamford strikes deal for green building improvements

Jun 6th, 2013 | By
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Tackling the issue of Connecticut’s notably high energy costs, Stamford joined a program focusing on energy efficiency Tuesday with a partnership between the city, the Business Council of Fairfield County and the state’s Clean Energy Finance Investment Authority to provide financing for green building improvements. The deal for Connecticut’s third-largest city is moving ahead despite

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Keep America Beautiful Announces Connecticut School Recycling Champion

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

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.



Bus ridership up in Stamford

Mar 11th, 2013 | By
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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.



Hearing set on Stamford East Side rail station

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

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 –

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Stamford’s failed attempt at energy innovation cost taxpayers tens of millions

Feb 6th, 2013 | By

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.



Connecticut Light & Power Proposes Project to Strengthen the Region’s Electric Transmission Grid

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

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.



No cause yet for Stamford sewage spill

Oct 16th, 2012 | By

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

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Five Stamford Volunteers to Advise on Transportation Center

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

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

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Making Stamford’s Transit Center a Gateway to the City

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

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 Promotes Safe Boating On The Sound

Jul 17th, 2012 | By

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

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Stamford’s well testing project is making good progress

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

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

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Well contamination may go far beyond Stamford

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

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.