by Sam Gurwitt | Jan 16, 2019 1:05 pm
A Hamden panel is looking at how to making the town greener, with some specific ideas on the table: creating an energy conservation award, making school buildings environmentally sustainable, pursuing certification for ecologically-minded government action.
Continue reading ‘Panel Looks To Green Hamden, One Watt At A Time’
by Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2019 12:35 pm | Comments (2)
“I’m here to apologize” are not the customary first words to emerge from the mouth of an applicant before a New Haven city commission.
Those very words were heard — and appreciated — as the installer of solar panels on a rooftop in historic Fair Haven said he was sorry for not seeking the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) approval before proceeding with the installation.
Continue reading ‘A Solar Apology In Fair Haven’
by Liese Klein | Jan 11, 2019 12:20 pm | Comments (2)
The land is vacant, the sellers are willing and the park ranger is eager to blaze some new trails for hikers. Now all the town of Hamden has to do is figure out how to match a $432,250 state grant recently awarded to obtain adjacent property and expand Brooksvale Park.
Continue reading ‘Brooksvale To Add 42 Acres—If $‘s Found’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 8, 2019 7:32 am | Comments (1)
A new business that builds and installs garden beds. Another that converts garden plots into greenhouses. Yet another that turns locally grown herbs into incense. All from a program that grows New Haven high school students into local entrepreneurs.
Continue reading ‘Land Trust Graduates New Crop Of Entrepreneurs’
by Paul Bass | Jan 7, 2019 1:01 pm | Comments (13)
First a crew stumbled upon bags and bags and bags of asbestos inside the abandoned old English Station power plant.
Then bricks started falling off a second building onto Grand Avenue.
Amid it all, a foreclosure led to the polluted property changing hands yet again, this time to an investor from Kew Gardens, N.Y.
Continue reading ‘Hiccups Detour “Sooty 6” Plant Clean-Up’
by Allan Appel | Jan 4, 2019 12:40 pm
A bid for a rubber college athletic field ran into interference in Hamden two weeks after a similar bid scored a goal of approval in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Time Out Called On Synthetic Turf’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 20, 2018 3:06 pm | Comments (6)
Environmental concerns were not enough to stop Yale University’s plans to replace its natural grass football field with new synthetic turf.
Continue reading ‘Yale Wins Turf War’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 18, 2018 2:24 pm | Comments (7)
Yale wants to replace its natural grass football field with synthetic turf. That has the chair of the city’s Environmental Advisory Council nervous.
Continue reading ‘New Turf Raises Enviro Fears’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 7:38 am | Comments (19)
The planet is facing a man-made climate emergency, and the only proper response is to mobilize as if it were the next world war.
Nearly 20 local climate activists issued that call to arms on Thursday afternoon as they rallied around a new proposed resolution for the city to declare a climate emergency and to dedicate more time, money, and manpower towards immediate environmental change at the local level.
Continue reading ‘Protesters To City: Declare Climate Emergency’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 13, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (4)
The West River Greenway is getting a little more advertising in the towns that it meanders through thanks to some new signage \going up in the watershed.
Continue reading ‘West River Watershed Raises Its Profile’