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New Milford
Not yet SmartPower 20% by 2010 Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 54.5
% of Households: 0.58%
Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
New Milford has not yet committed to the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign. When New Milford commits to 20% clean energy use by 2010 and also achieves 100 signups of the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, New Milford 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
Keri Enright, Program Coordinator
Phone: 860-249-7040
Town Hall Address & Website:
10 Main Street
New Milford CT 06776
Local Clean Energy Supporters:
Leigh Landscape Design- CTCleanEnergyOptions - Community Energy
Town Description:

New Milford, where we cross from Fairfield to Litchfield County, was a swarm sent out by the parent hive of Milford. A land company was organized at Milford, which bought from the Indians and sold rights to take up land. The first white settlement began in 1707, when John Noble arrived from Westfield, Mass., with his 8-year old daughter Sarah. New Milforrd was granted town privileges in 1712. Roger Sherman lived here during his early manhood. The town consists of a beautiful hill country, and on the west the Housatonic has cut a deep valley through the limestone. Lime making is an important industry, and tobacco is grown in the river valley.

Entering the town from the south, U. S. 7, which here follows Still River, makes an attractive drive. The first road to the west after crossing the line is worth taking for the view of Candlewood Lake. The village of New Milford, an industrial and trading center, was built up by the Housatonic R. R. and the cigar making which flourished after the Civil War. Present industries consist of tobacco packing, hatters' fur, and a bleachery and dye works.

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