by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2019 4:43 pm | Comments (20)
City Point’s Angela Hatley, Paul Larrivee, and Jonathan Wharton have been waiting decades for the city to turn Long Wharf into a vibrant, accessible waterfront neighborhood seamlessly connected to the Hill and Wooster Square.
A new plan has given them hope that they won’t have to wait too much longer to see that dream become a reality.
Continue reading ‘Long Wharf Plan Released, Lauded’
by Allan Appel | Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm | Comments (4)
“Oaks spend a hundred years growing, a hundred standing still, a hundred dying.
“Someone’s got to speak up for the trees.”
Continue reading ‘Last Stand Of The Trees’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2019 3:37 pm | Comments (2)
Rock stars and environmentalists rejoice: College Street will soon be home to four new electric vehicle charging stations, two for buses and two for cars.
Continue reading ‘Electric Bus, Car Charging Stations Planned’
by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 18, 2019 12:07 pm | Comments (4)
Hamden has a new draft of a once-in-a-decade plan, which prompted debate over a tricky question: Should the town remove trees that threaten wires? Or should it move or bury the wires?
Continue reading ‘Storm Prep Choice: Wires vs. Trees’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 7:36 am | Comments (3)
While proposals that would nudge small school districts toward regionalization might have attracted the most attention at the Legislative Office Building this year, a slew of lesser-known education bills could change the way kids learn, from preschool all the way through college.
Continue reading ‘School Discipline, Racial Diversity Targeted’
by Staff | Mar 14, 2019 4:24 pm | Comments (1)
Local waterfowl can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now, that a bill that would designate both the Quinnipiac River and the Mill River as wildlife refuges has won a key sign-off from a state legislative committee.
Continue reading ‘A Happy Day For Ducks’
by Kevin Maloney | Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am
For most towns and cities in Connecticut, recycling has become a budget obligation rather than a source of income, due to fluctuating markets overseas.
But we should think about recycling not in terms of short-term fluctuations of the market, but rather as a long-term investment, like a retirement fund.
Continue reading ‘Don’t Trash Recycling’
by Allan Appel | Mar 12, 2019 12:26 pm | Comments (7)
United Illuminating finally met with neighbors of its polluted former power plant — and offered a mix of news and no-news about its ongoing clean-up.
Continue reading ‘UI Faces Fair Haven’
by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Walkers on the Quinnipiac Trail behind Old Coach Highway in Hamden will soon notice a new house going up a near the trail. They can rest assured that Hamden’s Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) does not think it will pose a threat to nearby Shepard Brook.
Continue reading ‘House By Brook OK’d Despite Neighbors’ Concerns’
by Allan Appel | Mar 7, 2019 6:09 pm | Comments (6)
The cell phone array, completely enclosed in the church steeple, is completely safe. It provides income badly needed by an historic church. It looks fine. Property values will be unaffected.
Or ... Who really wants to live next to a nine-antennae array? And the science is not definitive over whether radio frequency emanations cause cancer.
Continue reading ‘T-Mobile Tries Again’