- Thursday, July 23, 2015
It looks like the setting for a post-apocalyptic summer thriller, though Newtown has been less than thrilled about having this blighted property sitting unused for decades in the heart of Botsford. The 30-acre former Batchelder site at 44 and 46a Swamp Road is a scary place, and not just because of its aspect of desolation and abandonment. It is environmentally scary.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015
If we can believe the lore, there once was a time when one could stand atop Holcombe Hill and see Long Island Sound. These days woodlands block the view, and there are only the seagulls in grocery store parking lots to remind us that we live in a coastal state. And that may be part of the problem, according state environmental officials. When Long Island Sound is out of sight, it is also out of mind in a state bent on robust economic development.
- Monday, April 28, 2014
Thanks to $200,000 in grant funds, hazardous materials abatement in the single-family houses at Fairfield Hills has begun, with abatement and demolition of Danbury Hall to follow. An additional $200,000 in Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds through the town will cover any additional costs incurred when Danbury is demolished.
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Officials plan to use $200,000 in grant funds for a hazardous materials cleanup of Danbury Hall and the eight single family dwellings at Fairfield Hills — all of which are slated for demolition.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup grant process “is well underway,” announced Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker.
“The clean up helps bring us a step closer to achieving the master plan,” she said.