MIRA to Close Hartford Recycling Center for Center in Berlin

...agreement will turn MIRA’s recycling facility in Hartford into a transfer station that would send materials to Berlin to be processed. The Berlin facility would process most of the recyclable materials MIRA collects. Materials collected at the Essex transfer station will be sent to the Willimantic Waste facility in Windham....

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Solar Project Moves Forward in Old Lyme

...had already cleared about 12 acres of woodland of a 120-acre site once planned as an extension of The Oaks subdivision. The final hurdle, a site plan review, allows the developers to begin installing 7,566 panels. The owner of the project is affiliated with Essex-based Independence Solar. The land cleared...

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Eversource Proposes Rate Increases to Recover 2020 Costs

...Horton said that, if the legislature expanded what costs Eversource could securitize, it would be an option to limit the impacts to customer bills because it could spread the payment of large costs out over a longer period of time. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, co-chair of the Energy and...

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Black Seal Reopens to Eager Customers After 2020 Fire

ESSEX — Closed for over a year to repair damage from a fire last January, the Black Seal restaurant on Main St. in Essex Village reopened to eager customers last weekend. “We had people out there at 11, 11:15, waiting to get in to their usual bar seat,” Black Seal...

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Understanding ‘Environmental Justice’

...from Old Lyme’s beach communities, which could be pumped a mile or so west to the Connecticut River, will instead be pumped 15 miles east to New London, where it is treated and released in the Thames River. Likewise, garbage collected in Lyme, Old Lyme and Essex – and 48...

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