Desmond Batts and Bruce Morton
As East Hartford was losing an oil distribution terminal, jobs were being lost and the town was facing the burden of owning crumbling oil tanks and polluted land. Conversion of this former industrial Connecticut riverfront property from “tank town” to the Connecticut River Academy, an environmentally themed magnet high school, has turned the riverfront into a state-of-the art learning facility, a destination for recreational activities and has generally improved the quality of life in the area. This paper describes the journey Goodwin College took over the past few years in turning this former eye sore into a green gem on the banks of the Connecticut River.
The Importance of Neighborhoods: An Investigation in the Demography of a Neighborhood in New Britain, CT
Michael A. Spano
The most important reason this study is being conducted is to find out if employment has anything to do with where a person lives. I gathered information from residents living at Willow Ridge apartment complex in New Britain, CT.
- I went door to door interviewing residents with a questionnaire I designed.
- Residents were asked what was the most important reason they choose in live in New Britain.
- Residents were asked why they chose to live in this neighborhood.
- Resident were asked why they chose to live at Willow Ridge apartment complex.
- Responses varied between residents.
- After careful analysis, I found that a majority of residents prioritized a quieter neighborhood over employment.
- Resident also preferred to live closer to family members than to work.
Vernal pools have been identified as a critical habitat for many species, including amphibians. The goal of this project was to map the vernal pools in Woodstock, Connecticut. With this information, residents can be aware of the location of these important wetlands. Thirty-six vernal pools have been identified in Woodstock.