You Are Here: Home » 2016 » June

An update on fracking in the United States

By Selena West Regulation of fracking is a national debate as political parties establish their environmental platforms for 2016. We are in the middle of a three-year ban in Connecticut on the import of hazardous wastes produced by this mode of natural gas extraction. Locally, we must remain vigilant. Fracking is the process of injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground at high pressures t ...

Read more

Winsted’s water is crystal clear

By Cecilia Petricone Americans are paying greater attention to their water quality in the wake of the highly publicized lead water contamination in Flint, Mich. It is important that citizens remain informed about the quality of their municipal water supply. The good news: Winsted public water is clean and safe. The Flint water crisis resulted from two errors. First, the town changed its water source from tr ...

Read more

Contracts of Adhesion

View powerpoint presentation from Wednesday, June 22nd Civic & Legal Skills Series class on Contracts of Adhesion: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nwTI9NIT2f-f03axv1vAGXToP6TYbzzyEWImCRMfBts/edit?usp=sharing View packet with more detailed information: contract packet for civic skills     ...

Read more

What Zoning Tells Us About Our Town

By Charlene LaVoie Land use and zoning regulations govern the use and development of real estate and are used by municipalities to guide the development of property.  New York City adopted the first zoning ordinance in 1916. In 1924, the Connecticut legislature granted towns the right to zone.  These rights are derived from English feudal law that gave the sovereign control over all land.  In the United Sta ...

Read more

Office of the Community Lawyer © 2012

Scroll to top