Shell Shock: Lobsters continue to decline in Long Island Sound

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In Sunday’s edition of The Advocate, Staff Writer Martin Cassidy takes a look at the steep decline in the number of lobster’s caught in Long Island Sound 15 years after a massive die-off nearly killed the once-thriving $100 million a year fishery and what’s being done to try and help the crustaceans claw their way […] [Read More]

Stamford Yacht Club hosts national competition

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Hundreds of small sailboats covered the grass in front of Stamford Yacht Club Saturday morning as 217 young competitors marched one-by-one like a line of ants off the lawn, carrying the dinghies down the pier and into the Long Island Sound for a regatta. The young sailors, who range in age from 10 to 15 […] [Read More]

DEEP says Stamford’s wasn’t the only sewage spill reported around the state

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Stamford’s water treatment plant wasn’t the only plant around state to report spills of partially treated sewage during Wednesday night and Thursday. DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain says a total of 15 sewage plants reported discharges of sewage during that period. As well as in Stamford, discharges […] [Read More]

Metro-Green development up for zoning review

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City zoning officials will weigh the third and final phase of the mixed income environmentally advanced Metro Green complex between Atlantic and Henry Street near the Stamford rail station, adding another 155 residential units in two buildings and a four story parking garage. [Read More]

City joins program to encourage solar power

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The City of Stamford is taking part in a solar power program offered through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority geared to getting homeowners to install solar power systems in their homes over the course of a 20-week program. [Read More]

UPDATE – Poll: Where do you stand on the Bridgewater proposal?

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Due to a technical glitch the actual poll on this post wasn’t displaying correctly. Here is the poll and sorry for the earlier confusion:   Cast your vote here to state your position on the state-backed plan to bring hedge fund Bridgewater Associates to the site of a former boatyard off Bateman Way in the […] [Read More]

Status report on Scofieldtown Park

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UPDATE: You can see peruse the city’s off-site impact evaluations of Scofieldtown landfill here. STAMFORD — As city officials seek public input on the future of Scofieldtown Park, City Engineer Lou Casolo said environmental remediation work at the contaminated site is progressing. The following work has been completed since the last public hearing in March […] [Read More]
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Residents speak in favor of well water testing ordinance

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ABOVE: Health Department Lab Technician Jason Glenn collects a water sample from a home on Lolly Lane STAMFORD — About a half dozen residents voiced support Thursday for a proposal that would add arsenic and uranium testing to the city’s private well water testing service. The naturally occurring metals were recently found in groundwater across Connecticut, […] [Read More]
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Well water testing extension advances

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Former Stamford laboratory technician Joseph Kuntz (ADVOCATE) STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Water Supply Committee unanimously approved a proposed ordinance that would extend Stamford’s well water testing program through the end of 2015. Committee members voted Wednesday night after hearing from several members of the public. Stamford Public Safety Director Ted Jankowksi, Health Director […] [Read More]

Heavy rain causes sewage bypass Friday

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One of two clarifier tanks at the WPCA (Advocate) STAMFORD –The Water Pollution Control Authority’s compromised infrastructure could not withstand heavy rain Friday, and the sewage treatment plant released solid material into Long Island Sound. Shellfisherman Jardar Nygaard, who docks his commercial fishing boat in Stamford Harbor, said the state Department of Agriculture notified him […] [Read More]
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