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Julia Rogers of the Housatonic Valley Association recently gave a presentation to the Warren Land Trust on strategic land protection priorities. Photo by Connie Manes

Land trusts gain ground through collaboration

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series focusing on how land trusts in Northwest Connecticut are working in concert to tackle conservation challenges.

The nearly two dozen land trusts in rural Northwest Connecticut may be small, but they are mighty when it comes to collaborative conservation efforts.

State extends gas tax holiday

The General Assembly adopted an omnibus measure in a special session Monday, Nov. 28 that extends Connecticut’s gasoline tax holiday, bolsters funding for winter heating assistance, discounts previously advertised pandemic bonuses for essential workers and makes a technical change to the bottle deposit program.

Grown in a greenhouse at The Pass,  in Sheffield, Mass., Papaya Punch is apopular product. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

CT pot stores coming soon

Since Connecticut approved recreational pot over a year ago, the process of licensing and building out the state’s market has been a slow burn.


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