Posts Tagged ‘ West Haven ’

Will West Haven’s Land Trust reject Sandy Hook playground?

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

It could happen — but people on all sides are trying to work things out so it doesn’t.



West Haven fined for illegal sewage discharges; Will ‘significantly reduce’ illegal discharges.

Dec 20th, 2013 | By
What can happen during heavy storms of sewer systems are not upgraded. This photo was taken one block from West Haven beach. (photo: cjzurcher)

A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system.

Under the terms of the settlement, the city will reduce illegal raw sewage overflows from their wastewater collection system, which previously has been discharged to area waterways including New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.



Researchers want to study sea turtle that washed ashore in Milford

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

The carcass of an endangered leatherback sea turtle has washed ashore on the city’s west end. Researchers from Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History are working to retrieve its skeleton for research. Cause of death may never be known as the body is very decomposed, experts said. For more on this story, visit: Researchers

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Seal soaks up the sun and crowds in West Haven

Jun 20th, 2013 | By
A harbor seal on West Haven beach, June 19, 2013. (photo: cjzurcher)

Sunbathers were scattered across city beaches Wednesday afternoon, but one in particular created quite a commotion that required police attention and got the attention of local and state wildlife officials.

The 150-pound, one-year-old harbor seal beached himself at the water’s edge to take a rest and bask in the warm air. The seal was on the beach by Dawson Avenue and later resurfaced on Lake Street.



Right to Know about combined sewer overflow Phase 1 active, on the web

Jun 7th, 2013 | By
Combined sewer overflow in West Haven. (photo: cjzurcher)

The groundbreaking piece of legislation passed during the 2012 legislative session requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to report Combined Sewer Overflows in the state. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, between 1.8 and 3.5 million Americans become ill from contact with water contaminated by sewage every year. Click on this Environmental Headline to find out more about this interactive map.



Cleaning up the Sound – starting with city sewage overflows

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Last week, Save the Sound testified publicly in favor of the New Haven regional sewer authority investing $50 million in sewage treatment plant improvements in New Haven. Part of the environmental justice is providing clean water, safe swimming, and safe boating and clamming for all people, including under served communities like New Haven. By cleaning up New Haven’s harbor, we clean up the entire Sound.



West Haven daycare wins award for healthful ways

May 10th, 2012 | By

WEST HAVEN — A city child care center was recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Wednesday for being named one of 20 winners in a national competition focused on promoting healthful habits and exercise for young children. The West Haven Child Development Center Inc. was lauded at the Let’s Move! Child Care Recognition Luncheon

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Day Hikes: West River Trail

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Sometimes nature is all around us — even if we do not realize it. Case in point: West River Trail. The system runs unassumingly through portions of West Haven and New Haven, following along the banks of the West River as it slowly winds its way through the two towns. The small local river originates

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House for rent at West Haven beach. This house is green!

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

Beautiful house at West Shore Beach in West Haven for rent. Ready to move in today. Terms: 9- or 12- month renewable lease Flexible move-in date – anytime between August 1 and September 15. Rent completely furnished OR unfurnished $2,000 monthly, security deposit and references required Features: Solar electricity 3 bedrooms + Office 2 full

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West Haven’s Metro Taxi going green

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

A West Haven taxi company will soon have 105 new vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, acquired with a mix of $13.2 million in federal stimulus money and an equal amount of private capital.