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Choose Your Transit
Vibrant downtowns are accessible to people of all ages and abilities, offering a variety of options for exploring such as walking, biking, public transit and more. Read on to learn how some of our downtowns are embracing these desirable amenities. 

CMSC Welcomes New Professional Affiliate
HRP Associates, Inc. is the latest organization to join the CMSC network.
HRP is an environmental and engineering consulting firm who works with their clients to minimize the environmental risks associated with their projects. They have nine offices across the US, including Connecticut.

Save the Date for Grand Opening of Meriden Green
Food, music, tours and illumination of the bridge are just some of the activities scheduled for the two-day grand opening of the Meriden Green. In addition, non-profits and community-based arts groups are invited to use the amphitheater, grounds and walkways.

CTfastrak-Accessible Farmers Markets Abound
Love farmers markets? You'll be happy to know you can visit many of them using CTfastrak.
CTfastrak offers service to locations near several farmers markets, including two new ones in New Britain - one at the Downtown CTfastrak station and one in the recently renovated Central Park.

Click for the list of farmers markets and nearby CTfastrak stops.  
Re-Mains of the Day  
Join BikeWalkCT for their 2016 Discover CT Bike tours
Registration is open for the 2016 Discover CT tour series. Tours will be held in Glastonbury and New Britain and will feature a choice of 10, 25, or 50 mile scenic routes with many unique and historic landmarks showcased. There will also be rest stops, post-ride meals and entertainment. The New Britain ride, back by popular demand, will begin and end in Walnut Hill Park and include a journey through Little Poland, admission to the New Britain Museum of American Art and catered brunch.
Mansfield Downtown Partnership has opening for Administrative Assistant  
 Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide various administrative and clerical duties and support operations of the  Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center. Applications are due by August 22nd. Click for more information.

▪ New Elementary School Opens in Sandy Hook  - On August 29th, 375 students will walk through the front doors of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school was designed by Svigals + Partners, with input from many members of the community including the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a member of the CMSC network. 
Spotlight on 2016 Awards of Excellence
Award of Merit for Planning: Public Participation Component, sponsored by Webster Bank to Farmington Center Study
Recipients: Town of Farmington, Preservation NOW, Farmington Historical Society, Miss Porters School. Consultants: Mullin Associates, Dodson & Flinker.

In April 2015, the CT DOT began a two-year project that would have a lasting impact on the rich historic character of the Farmington Center local historic district. Realizing there was no plan in place for the area once the DOT completed its work, the Town of Farmington set about engaging the community.  Working with nearby businesses and historic institutions, a local grassroots group and consultants, the town reached out to residents for their input and feedback on what development should occur. In response, hundreds of community members made their voices heard, leading to the first-of-its kind Farmington Center Plan.   

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