Commission likely to approve preliminary plan for Oswegatchie Hills
East Lyme — The Zoning Commission moved Thursday in the likely direction of approving both a rezoning proposal and preliminary site plan for an affordable housing development in the Oswegatchie Hills, with several modifications. Read more at The Day.
Waterford residents criticize planned Oswegatchie subdivision
Waterford — Plans to subdivide a roughly 30-acre parcel bordering Oswegatchie and Shawandassee roads, and ultimately develop a neighborhood on the property, are drawing criticism from abutting neighbors. Read this article by Tess Townsend at The Day.
Open space proposal to go before East Lyme selectmen
East Lyme — A Massachusetts foundation wants the town to help pay to conserve about 166 acres of forest at the headwaters of the Niantic River. Read this article by Kim Drelich at The Day.
East Lyme, developer to sign memorandum of understanding over Oswegatchie Hills
East Lyme — Representatives for the town and Landmark Development are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding in which both would “sit at the same table” to see if they could find another land parcel in exchange for development rights in the Oswegatchie Hills.
Read this article by Kimberly Drelich at The Day.
CFE Joins Local Groups to Fight Oswegatchie Hills Development
East Lyme, Conn. – Following a meeting of the East Lyme Planning and Zoning Commission this evening, Connecticut Fund for the Environment announced it would be joining local organizations Friends of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve and Save the River – Save the Hills in their long-running fight to stop development of a parcel of land adjacent to Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve. Read more at Green Cities Blue Waters.
Pine Grove sewers reduce nutrients in Niantic River
East Lyme – Sewers installed in the Pine Grove neighborhood in 2008 and 2009 reduced nitrogen input into the Niantic River by 43 percent just two years after completion of the project, a U.S. Geological Survey report concludes. Read the article by Judy Benson of The Day.
The Niantic River Watershed Committee would like to invite you to a talk by John Mullaney of the U.S. Geological Survey East Hartford office on his 2005-2011 study evaluating the effects of the sewering of the Pine Grove neighborhood on nitrogen loading to the Niantic River. The study can be found at the USGS website.
The talk will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 6 PM at the East Lyme Police Department Public Meeting Room, 278 Main Street in Niantic. There is limited parking at the police station and it is needed for official use, so please use nearby public parking lots to park.
Please RSVP by phone or email (860-887-4163 ext. 401 or judy.rondeau@Comcast.net if you would like to attend.