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Ashford
Not yet SmartPower 20% by 2010 Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 33.5
% of Households: 2.20%
Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
Ashford has not yet committed to the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign. When Ashford commits to 20% clean energy use by 2010 and also achieves 100 signups of the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, Ashford will then be eligible to receive a FREE solar panel from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. If you are interested in having your town join the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Campaign call us now!
SmartPower Contact Information:
Bob Wall, New England Regional Director bwall@smartpower.org
Keri Enright, Program Coordinator kenright@smartpower.org
Phone: 860-249-7040
Town Hall Address & Website:
5 Town Hall Road
Ashford CT 06278
http://www.ashfordtownhall.org
Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Storrs Friends Meeting- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Sterling Planet
Town Description:

The town of Ashford is located in Windham County, in North Eastern Connecticut, on a tract purchased from Indians and formally recognized by the General Assembly in 1684. Covering 40.3 sq.miles and home to 3,920, the town was settled in 1710 by four families and only four years later in 1714, the town was incorporated. The town developed quickly because it was located on the original thoroughfare between Hartford and Boston. Several carding, woolen, and tin factories were established after the War of 1812. Perhaps the single most notable business in the town's history was the Westford Glass Factory. Founded in 1857, it survived highly-publicized bankruptcy hearings in 1866 and remained in operation until 1873. At its peak the factory employed many skilled glass blowers and a troop of "choppers" to stoke the furnaces that kept is cauldrons at white heat around the clock. The factory's ruins can still be seen, and Westford bottles, if so labeled, are now prized antiques.

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