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Deadlines for Proposed Waterford Solar Array Canceled

The Siting Council has canceled the March 31 public hearing for a solar project on Oil Mill Road in Waterford due to statewide measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  In a March 12 memo to parties and intervenors, Melanie Bachman, executive director of the council, said a new public hearing date for petition… Keep Reading

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75-Acre Solar Project — Rejected in 2018 — Reopened in Waterford

WATERFORD — The Connecticut Siting Council voted Thursday to reopen a solar project slated for 117 Oil Mill Road in Waterford and will hold a public hearing on the matter at a date to be determined.  “The reopened matter will be entitled, “Petition 1347A” and as soon as we are able to draft the public… Keep Reading

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Crystal Mall Assessments, Taxes, Reflect Change in Retail Environment

WATERFORD — Town leaders say that they’ll be able to weather an expected annual loss of about $374,600 for each of the next several years after a recent settlement with Crystal Mall LLC over its property valuation, but the settlement does draw attention to a drop in value of retail stores and their ability to… Keep Reading

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Waterford’s Rob Brule Talks “Customer Service,” Attracting Young Families

WATERFORD — Newly elected First Selectman Robert Brule said Wednesday in an interview with CT Examiner, that his early priorities in office will focus on responsive service for residents, housing and economic development, and new incentives to attract volunteers to the town’s fire services. “My campaign was based on customer service and infrastructure, the things… Keep Reading

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Report Promotes Diverse Housing for Aging, Changing Demographics, in Waterford

WATERFORD — The town’s population is expected to shrink over the next two decades, and Waterford will need a range of housing sizes and price points to meet the needs of a changing demographic of residents in a changing world, according to a consultant’s Monday night presentation to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Consultant Glenn… Keep Reading

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Sabilia Emphasizes Tax Base, Infrastructure, Fire Services in Run for First Selectman

WATERFORD — If elected first selectman, Democratic candidate Beth Sabilia said her top priorities will be diversifying the town’s tax base, improving the town’s infrastructure and streamlining fire services. “I’ve been out knocking on doors and asking people what are your concerns and I hear ‘taxes, infrastructure, security, public safety issues,’” said Sabilia, in an… Keep Reading

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Waterford’s First Selectman Daniel Steward Retiring, But Still Looking Forward

WATERFORD — Retiring First Selectman Daniel Steward has seen Waterford’s transformation first hand over 69 years living in town. Steward’s father sold the family dairy farm in the early 1970s, and now those acres are the site of a Lowe’s Home Improvement and shopping plaza just off Interstate 95. The catalpa tree his father planted… Keep Reading

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