Victory for open space champions - January 2007
Ceremony Honors Partrick Wetlands Preservation
Rainy Day Wetlands Dedication
Neighbors, officials celebrate Partrick land donation
Phase II of Mission Begins - Steward for land and Funds Sought January 2006
Partick an Example for the Region December 2005
Settlement a Win Win
Farrell Announces Settlement - November 2005
Setback for ARS by Norwalk Decision Article touts residents' fight
Sewer Issue Killed October 2004
Mayor Says Sewer Approval Invalid
Farrell Calls for Joint Westport and Norwalk Meeting with eye to Rescind the Sewer
Westport WPCA to Review Sewer Extension Approval
Been asked to rescind it
DEP: Don't extend sewers to Partrick wetlands
Sewer Extension is in question due to DEP August 2004
DEP Says Sewer Conflicts with Westport's Plans
ARS Files, Neighbors ready
Same Rehashed Plan
ARS Refiles July 2004
Defies P&Z and Sewer is Still a Question
Westport and Norwalk Residents wary of sewer and ARS Project
Norwalk Planning Commission hears Residents say they don't want the sewer
Norwalk Master Plan panel sought input
Task Force Hears Residents' Views on Sewer - It Stinks.
Report to be given to Mayor and WPCA later this year.
Westport to Sewer Saugatuck Shores, but cautions againts Y and Wetlands April 2004
Recind the Sewer Approval - Norwalk's Common Council President Speaks out
Westport Pulls Plug on Saugatuck Shores Sewage to Norwalk
Norwalk questions Westport's sewer connection request
Norwalk Cool to taking Westport sewage
(If not Saugatuk, then why allow the Newtown extension)
Westport Treatment Plant Proposal Heard (doesn't mean sewers should extend all over)
Task Force Hears First Concerns; Norwalk, Westport & Wilton Planners speak
Task Force to Meet
Blue Ribbon Panel Hears Concerns from Mayor and Residents November 2003
Zullo Threatens 23 houses on White Barn Property at first Task Force meeting
Norwalk Mayor Forms Task Force
ARS Penned anonymous letter, mistaken to have come from Mayor Knopp
(the right thing to do was to have signed it, they didn't)
Sewer to be Reviewed
ARS Flip Flops on Paying for Testing
They want a cheaper one, and even less thorough
P&Z Staff Takes Turned Down Testing to ARS
ARS Agrees to Pay $33K, but this test is not comprehensive.
Board of Finance Turns Down $33K Testing
Developer should Pay & Study not good
Norwalk Mayor Forms Cranbury Task Force September 2003
Will study over-developement and Newtown Sewer Extension as it relates to Norwalk and Westport
This is Regional Cooperation
Sewer being reviewed by Norwalk
Westport Paper Picks up on it.
Denial w/o Prejudice Pondered
There was no passive approval - one commissioner speaks up
Norwalk Mayor to Review Sewer Approval
The sewer is the key to all development of the wetlands
Neighbors Appeal P&Z Decision
Denial should have been with Prejudice
ARS Appeals Zoning Commission Denial
P&Z Denies ARS Plan August 2003
Environmental issues cited, testing needed
P&Z Hints at Denial of ARS Plan
Denial without prejudice so they can test
Three members of the PWPF run for the P&Z Commission (new release)
True empowerment of the people to prevent over development
Izzo Says Sell Jaeger and Buy Partrick Wetlands
Jaerger Property and Parking lots cost too much
Sell it and buy Partrick
P&Z Closes Hearing
Farrell asks Commission to Test the Land
Town Attorney Suggests more Testing of the Land
Independent Third Party Needed
Bernhard, Freedman join opponents of Partrick proposal May 2003
State Rep and State Senator step up the pressure
Arsenic, Coyotes, Sewers and Traffic
Public comes out in droves in opposition
P&Z Dept. Takes Another Look at ARS Proposal
The planned development of 22 homes could be in jeopardy
P&Z Staff adopts new road designation for Partrick Road
precluding approval of the proposed development off of this country road. (Press Release)
Opponents have their say in P&Z
Multi Person Presentation seeking denial of development
Critics of Plan come out in Force May 2003
Filled the Auditorium with Opposition
State Rep. Ken Bernhard Joins Fight Against Large Development
Believes the plan is too intensive for the site
PWPF Pickets William Pitt Realestate
Hearings are coming up, and things are heating up
Partrick Wetlands Group Questions Bloom's Clout
Town Attorney making policy?
Sewer Foes Criticize Farrell
Westport residents let the 1st Selectman feel their ire
Neighbors Ready for P&Z Fight
Public Health, Well Water, Traffic, Character of Neighborhood, Open Space and more....
Sewer Approved 2-1, but No Ringing Endorsement February 2003
Based on poor regulations, the sewer is approved w/o looking at health or environment
Sewer Approved 2-1, Another article
Sewer Line Stalled
No Sewer, no development. There is no benefit to this sewer
Neighbors Stage Protest of Proposed Housing Plan
It was cold and still they came to protect the land and their community.
Conservation Commission Challenges ARS Presenters and might ban blasting and hopefully more
Con Com "smarter now" because the public educated them
What's causing the pollution? Hearing devoted to problems on site.
Neighbors band together and fight proposed development. Test wells show problems.
We are worried about what's on the land
Old P&Z Memo reveal real issues with the site.
P&Z Denies "No Cluster Buffer," no relief for the community.
The project will still be out of character and will harm property values
P&Z Discusses Open Space Zone Proposal
Discusses the reasons the commission is split.
Neighbors Still Fear F.D. Rich House Plan
Contamination from the old mining operation comes to a head.
Increased Arsenic and Manganese found in local wells, have your well tested.
Hopefully there is no problem, but we want to be sure.
P&Z in Work Session on the "No Cluster Buffer" text amendment are split. Decision Pending.
Analysis of split and a letter to the editor countering some arguments.
DEP called in to investigate contamination
Maybe now we will get to the bottom of this.
Neighbors Rally Against Developers June 2002
The OSRD "No cluster buffer" comes before the P&Z commission, a small discussion of etiquette too boot.
Make a Difference day, to clean up Partrick Road was a success. Many neighbors turned out. And a cache of jewelry was found, the police are investigating.