On Thursday, July 25, learn more about a network in Windham and surrounding towns that allows members to earn and “spend” time dollars providing and receiving services ranging from pet sitting to driving someone to a doctor’s appointment to sewing on a button.
Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.
Homeowners who sign contracts through the town-sponsored Solarize program can expect to save thousands of dollars for the solar installation as well as reduce annual electric bills by approximately $1,000, depending on the size of the installed system.
We had the opportunity to explore ways in which USDA’s infrastructure programs might be able to leverage this new boost of philanthropic support as these communities work to demonstrate how cultural development is an essential ingredient for rural communities in the next generation.
Taught a strong, Polish work ethic by his parents, Stanley and Mafalda of Easthampton, Mass., Ken paid for college by working at a dairy farm and by playing drums in a polka band. He loved his polka music almost as much as he loved his whoopie pies. While spending a summer as a polka DJ with his son, he was known to refer to the “toe-tapping music” as “Happy Music for Happy People.”
Former Congressman Robert Steele’s years as a public official and businessman, as well as his deep roots in Connecticut — including two decades living on the edge of the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation — made him uniquely qualified to write this epic story.