Posts Tagged ‘ West Hartford ’

Governor approves funds for repair of south branch of Park River channel

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that $4.6 million for repairs and improvements to flood control infrastructure that protects hundreds of homes and properties along the South Branch of the Park River as it flows through the towns of Newington, West Hartford, and Hartford were approved at a meeting of the State Bond Commission.

MDC resumes work on W. Hartford sewer leg

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

The Metropolitan District Commission has restarted work on a new line to link hundreds of West Hartford homes and businesses to its sprawling regional sewer network. For more on this story, visit: MDC resumes work on W. Hartford sewer leg |

West Hartford Receives Nearly $400,000 In Energy Rebates

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

The town of West Hartford received $398,422.50 in energy rebates from Connecticut Light & Power as a reward for the completion of several projects that conserve energy.

West Hartford Slated To Renew Energy Pledge

Sep 25th, 2012 | By

The town council on Thursday is slated to renew the town’s commitment to the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities program, pledging to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent and to purchase 20 percent more renewable energy by 2018. In January 2005, the council signed the original Clean Energy Communities Municipal Pledge, committing to purchase 20 percent

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A New Dam: West Hartford’s Reservoir No. 2 to get $2.6 million upgrade

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Plans to restructure Reservoir No. 2, a 150-year-old watershed reservoir, are now under way as part of a $2.1 billion water infrastructure improvement plan that will restore all MDC dams in West Hartford within the next 5-10 years.

$2 million in funding for the Greater Hartford Transit District

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. John B. Larson announced $2 million in federal funding for the Greater Hartford Transit District. Awarded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Livability Program the funding will be used to implement pedestrian safety improvements as part of the Sigourney Street Connectivity Improvements Project at the

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Stormwater provides service learning project, Park River protection

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

MDC to support Watkinson School’s annual service learning project to prevent dumping of waste in local storm drains West Hartford residents and their sixth grade science classmates from Watkinson School in Hartford stenciled storm drains and distributed educational fliers in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Kenwood Circle, a service project aimed at protecting the Park River.

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West Hartford students to attend Conservation Congress

May 31st, 2012 | By

West Hartford residents John Macdonald and Ryan Shelby, both Loomis Chaffee juniors, were recently selected to participate in the Student Climate and Conservation Congress Sc3 sponsored by The Green Schools Alliance and the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center. For more on this story, visit: West Hartford students to attend Conservation Congress –

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Legrand Achieves Over 20 Percent Energy-Intensity Reduction in Presidential Challenge

May 17th, 2012 | By

Today, West Hartford-based Legrand announced a more than 20 percent reduction in energy intensity as the result of its first year as part of a Department of Energy program to promote energy efficiency, realize energy and cost savings and spur job creation for communities across the United States.

‘Jewish Local Greens’ CSA Offers Organic Vegetables in W. Hartford

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Jewish Local Greens is a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture). Members pay up front for a season’s worth of produce, grown at our partner farm (Adamah, in Falls Village CT, a certified organic, Jewish educational farm). The CSA system shortens the distance from farm to table, benefiting the health of our bodies, our wallets and the earth.

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Blue Back Square’s for Sale

Aug 26th, 2011 | By

Blue Back Square, a centerpiece of retail in West Hartford since it opened in 2007, is on the market. The principal owner of the shopping center, Atlanta-based Ronus Properties, reportedly told town officials it’s not just Blue Back that’s up for sale. The company plans to sell off all of its real estate holdings in Connecticut,

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Catherine Diviney is the town’s new energy task master

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

Catherine Diviney is working to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. Diviney started her job as the town’s energy specialist in February. She will be implementing the goals set by the town’s clean energy plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more here: Catherine Diviney is the town’s new energy task master –

CT towns want open space suit shield

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide limited immunity from lawsuits to municipalities that open their land to the public for recreational use.

Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents on Newport Avenue were dealing with a water main break and sewage problems Sunday. via Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.

West Hartford Hires Part-time Energy Manager

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Aaward-winning energy specialist Catherine Diviney from Oregon will start her new job as the town’s energy manager working 20 hours a week.

College’s Freshwater Institute to provide research and analysis

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

The Saint Joseph College Freshwater Institute will provide support for water quality analyses for nonprofit agencies and associations, as well as an active research laboratory and laboratory research expertise for primary and secondary schools.

Students at Saint Joseph College will also benefit from increased research opportunities involving the analysis of freshwater systems.

West Hartford Town Council Approves Site For Dog Park (update)

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The town council on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a property on Flatbush Avenue as the site of the town’s first dog park, a public-private partnership that officials say will have no impact on the town budget. via West Hartford Town Council Approves Site For Dog Park – After two years of looking for properties, a

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Activist Professor Organizes a Solar Demonstration at St. Joe’s

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

St. Joseph College, in West Hartford, Conn., is using solar energy to heat its swimming pool, produce electricity and brighten the minds of its students.