Bridgeport, Connecticut is planning to install 9,000 solar panels on an unused landfill. It's one of the latest projects to reclaim polluted land in the city.
This 11-acre landfill is on a hill overlooking a harbor and Long Island Sound. It's got a great view, but it’s been vacant for years. Installing solar panels on it will provide power for about 5,000 homes. Speaking at the landfill Friday alongside city council members, Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch said they’ll break ground next month.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday that nearly 3 million dollars will be included in the next State Bond Commission agenda, for the engineering and design of a new train station in Bridgeport. That funding will almost certainly be approved.
The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut is asking his community to work together to prevent violence, following two killings and a number of other shootings over the weekend. A 23-year old man was shot and killed on a city street early Sunday. On the same night, a 24-year old woman was killed in a domestic violence incident. Violent crimes and robberies in Bridgeport are reportedly down so far this year, after a double digit reduction last year. But as the summer weather heats up, there’s generally a spike in violent crime.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport on Thursday. The landfill where the energy park will be built is just across Cedar Creek from Captain's Cove.
The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced on Thursday that a new solar panel installation and fuel cell facility will be built on the site of an old city landfill. The plan is being called a model for green energy generation in the state.