Posts Tagged ‘ Storrs ’

UConn, Connecticut Water Reach Agreement on Contract for Additional Water Supply

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

The University of Connecticut and Connecticut Water have reached an agreement on a long-term water supply agreement to supplement the water supply for the Storrs campus and part of Mansfield. The agreement also sets the stage to begin the process of seeking regulatory approvals. … The agreement calls for Connecticut Water to provide up to

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Storrs Center celebrates grand opening

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

After thirteen years in the making, Storrs Center officially opened Friday. The original vision for The Mansfield Downtown Partnership was to create “a unique, authentic place with … caring businesses, that is pedestrian oriented, environmentally responsible, and the heart of the University and town.” This vision becoming a reality was the message of the President

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Connecticut Must Get Handle On Water Resources

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

Water may become the oil of the mid-21st century. Half the world is worried about, if not fighting over, water. In this country, a record 55 percent of the land area in the Lower 48 states suffered drought conditions last year. Wouldn’t it make sense for Connecticut to get a handle on its water supply?

Dozens Of Farmington Valley Residents Speak Against UConn’s Water Supply Plan (update)

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Dozens of speakers at a hearing Tuesday night denounced a plan to take water from the Farmington River Watershed to supply the University of Connecticut, saying it would harm an already stressed Farmington River, an important resource.

Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from The Hartford Courant.

UConn Water Proposal Concerns Canton Officials

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

Town officials eager to use the Farmington River as an asset to revitalizing Collinsville are joining those who are concerned about the potential impact of providing water from the river’s watershed to the University of Connecticut. The Metropolitan District Commission has proposed building a pipeline from Manchester to Mansfield to bring more water to UConn’s

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Panel Hears How Mass Transit

Oct 19th, 2012 | By

This fall, the commission heard proposals from commuters, business groups and planning agencies in Bridgeport, Storrs and Winsted, and held its last hearing of the year at Windsor’s town hall. Commission members will submit a report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state legislature summarizing the state of Connecticut’s public transit systems and offering

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Urban Land Institute to Tour Storrs Center

May 16th, 2012 | By

The invitation-only event (it is not open to the general public) is intended to provide institute members with a preview of the first phase of Storrs Center, which will include 125 apartments and 25,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. For more on this story, visit: Urban Land Institute to Tour Storrs Center – Mansfield-Storrs,

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Dozen businesses now in line as new tenants for Storrs Center

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

A twelfth letter of intent has been signed by a company that wants to be a part of a new development known as Storrs Center. via Storrs Center – a dozen businesses now in line as new tenants :: Mansfield Today.

Development agreement signed for Storrs Center

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

At a special meeting on Jan. 4 the Mansfield Town Council authorized a a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the Town of Mansfield and the University of Connecticut.

UConn road widening expensive and unnecessary; Expanded Storrs Intersection Shows Folly Of State Road Policies

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

In this year of supposed budget tightening, the University of Connecticut spent, at the prodding of the state Department of Transportation, a cool $1.2 million on an unnecessary, wasteful and damaging road project in Storrs, the widening of Mansfield Road where it meets Route 195 in the center of the UConn campus. via Uconn road

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Editorial: Farmers’ markets help land, locals

Oct 27th, 2010 | By

On Saturday afternoons, passersby E.O. Smith High School will discover a convenient opportunity to support and enjoy locally-grown agriculture: the Storrs’ Farmers’ Market.