Housatonic River


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Hou·sa·ton·ic River

 (ho͞o′sə-tŏn′ĭk)
A river rising in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and flowing about 240 km (150 mi) generally south through western Connecticut to Long Island Sound.
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Noun1.Housatonic River - a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island SoundHousatonic River - a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
Connecticut, Constitution State, CT, Nutmeg State - a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
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Sheltons most recent US EPA Grant award of $200,000 will be used to coordinate the environmental assessment of four properties located along the vibrant Housatonic River," stated Mayor Mark A.
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The Springfield Democrat stated that the funds would not change his view on the pending PCB cleanup of the Housatonic River.
And across the country, it was common for factories to dump their waste directly into rivers: In western Massachusetts, people remember the Housatonic River changing color from one day to the next, depending on what color paper the Crane mills were making.
The first of these two villages, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, was carved out of Mohican land by English magistrates, missionaries, and ministers who wanted to solve multiple problems at once, including securing the alliances of important Housatonic River Indians (and eventually the Iroquois) and paying off--in Wheeler's estimation--some vague sort of obligation they had before God to the unevangelized Indians of western Massachusetts.
Now that the $400 million cleanup of the portion of the Housatonic River that flows through Pittsfield is just about done, it's time to consider how to restore the rest of the PCB-laden waters flowing through even more sensitive Berkshire areas.
He was predeceased by his grandson Kaelan who was swept away by the Housatonic River on 16 June 2009, after assisting two friends to safety from the rushing waters.
Here he tells the story of a community made up of individuals who had been separated from their people, mostly Housatonic River tribes, by the turmoil of European settlement in the region.