Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Representative Adinolfi Opposes the Pit

Al Adinolfi, who represents the 103rd district (Cheshire, Hamden, and Wallingford) in the Connecticut House of Representatives, has boosted our efforts to oppose the pit by issuing this press release:

Adinolfi Opposes Proposed Gravel Pit

HARTFORD – State Representative Al Adinolfi (R-Cheshire) today expressed his opposition to a proposed sand and gravel pit near Route 10 in the northern section Hamden.

“The proposed gravel and sand operation by the Cheshire border in Hamden would have a serious impact on the area, and raises serious concerns,” said Adinolfi. “The impact to the environment, surrounding neighborhoods, and traffic would be quite detrimental to residents.”

The Sunwood Development Corporation has submitted a proposed special permit for sand and gravel mining at 4246 (rear) and 4280 Whitney Avenue. Under the proposal, the company would excavate 250,000 cubic yards of gravel and sand from the 40.4-acre site.

Late last month Hamden officials in conjunction with the Southwest Conservation District and the King’s Mark Resource Conservation and Development Council in developing an Environmental Review Team report on the project that gives details about the potential impact of the project. It can be viewed online at

Adinolfi indicated that he had been in touch with the state Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection concerning the project and its potential negative impact.

“Area residents clearly don’t want a noisy mining operation taking place by their homes and in the neighborhood,” said Adinolfi. “I want to work to see that all of the potential concerns about this project are raised and made known, and I join with area officials who want to protect residents from this invasion into the peaceful surroundings of their community.”

Please support your Neighbors, Town and State Officials and come to the Public Hearing October 10th at 7pm, at the old Historic Hamden Town Hall Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.

Rep. Adinolfi can be reached at 1-800-842-1423 (Capitol); 203-272-9701 (home).
Press Secretary Michael Downes: 1-860-240-0142


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