50th Anniversary Reception at CT Audubon

A reception to celebrate the Connecticut River Gateway Commission’s 50th anniversary was held on August 3rd on the grounds of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center (CT Audubon Society) in Old Lyme. Claudia Weicker, Chair of the RTPEC, welcomed guests. Suzanne Thompson, Gateway Commission Chair, in her remarks acknowledged town, land trust and non-profit partners…

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CLCC Award Presented at Gillette Castle

On a beautiful summer day overlooking a scenic stretch of the Connecticut River from the viewpoint of Gillette Castle, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) presented the Gateway Commission with its “2023 Excellence in Conservation Award.” Amy Patterson, Executive Director of CLCC, in her remarks cited the Commission’s 50 years of work in preserving the…

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Governor and General Assembly Recognize Commission’s 50th Anniversary

General Assembly Official Citation

On May 2, 1973, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a historic land use bill entitled,”An Act Concerning the Preservation of the Lower Connecticut River” to establish the Connecticut River Gateway Commission. Peter Cashman, of Lyme, Senate President Pro Tempore, was instrumental in crafting the legislation’s details. Governor Thomas J. Meskill signed Public Act 73-349 into…

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Lights Out Bill

Connecticut Capitol Building

Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act 23-143 intended to mitigate light pollution’s harmful effect. The “Lights Out” bill, as it was termed, specifies that “nonessential outdoor lighting” at state-owned buildings not needed for safety or functionality, as determined by agency heads, shall be turned off between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00…

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