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Avangrid secures BOEM notice of intent for Park City Wind project
US-based energy company Avangrid has received a notice of intent (NOI) from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to conduct an environmental impact study (EIS) for the Park City Wind project.

The 804MW offshore wind project is being developed by Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in a federal lease area located more than 60 miles east of Connecticut.

The NOI comes with a 30-day public comment period to define the EIS scope, the major permitting study required for the project approval.

Avangrid CEO Dennis Arriola said: “This is another important milestone for Avangrid’s portfolio of offshore wind projects. Read More
A developer wants to remake a blighted New Haven site. First pollution must be cleaned up.
A century or more ago, the old Bigelow Boiler Co. factory complex on River Street was a big deal, employing hundreds of people in the city’s Fair Haven neighborhood.

Now it’s a big mess — one the city for decades has sought to clean up and get back on the tax rolls. And while the city had to demolish part of the property a few years ago when it got too far gone, cleanup slowly is happening on the buildings that remain, officials said.

A restoration company, G.L. Capasso, headed by Carmine Capasso, has long been interested in the property and has been renovating and marketing buildings for office and light industrial use as the remediation gets done, said Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli and Helen Rosenberg, a city economic development officer. Read More
With gift from David Geffen, Yale’s drama school goes tuition-free
Present and future students at Yale University’s drama school will no longer pay tuition, thanks to a landmark $150 million gift from entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen, the university announced today.

The donation — the largest on record in the history of American theater — makes the school the only institution of its kind to eliminate tuition for all degree and certificate students, removing financial barriers to access.

In recognition of the gift, Yale School of Drama is now the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

“David Geffen’s visionary generosity ensures that artists of extraordinary potential from all socioeconomic backgrounds will be able to cultivate their talent at Yale,” said Yale President Peter Salovey, who announced the news with James Bundy, the School’s dean. “It is exciting to think about what will be made possible by increasing access to the premier theater education at the David Geffen School of Drama. Our students help drive creativity and innovation across all fields — during their time at Yale and after they graduate. So, David’s transformative gift will have a ripple effect in our community and around the world. Dean Bundy and I are grateful for the trust David places in Yale through this exceptional commitment, and we hope students from every quarter will see that theater education at Yale is a possibility for them.” Read More
New Haven ARP Arts Grants
Thanks to funding from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP), the City’s Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism is offering three grant opportunities to support arts and cultural activities in New Haven:

  • Arts & Culture Sustainability Grant: to support arts organizations that provide direct artist support and the expansion of free or low-cost events and programs for New Haven residents. Application deadline: July 13.
  • The Teaching Artist Grant: to provide local artists, musicians, and creatives across disciplines with support to provide upcoming free or low-cost summer programs/activities in partnership with the youth and recreation department. Application deadline: July 13.
  • Art & Economic Resiliency Grant: to support arts and cultural programming and services that drive revenue and tourism to the city. Application deadline: July 20.

To learn more about these opportunities or to apply for any of them, please visit ARP Grant Opportunities.
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Letter of Invitation: Hydroponics Greenhouse Development
The City of West Haven, Connecticut is soliciting pre-qualification submissions from interested applicants to design, develop, and operate a hydroponic greenhouse or other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operation on one or more relevant locations in the municipality. West Haven intends to work with the selected applicant to ensure their success in the development process, and in their operation as a commercial enterprise and community partner. The City is looking for a partner to amend its zoning regulations, and specify locations where such a facility would be a good fit. Read More
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