Park Street 06106 Hartford, CT - Frog HollowI was riding my bicycle eastbound on Park street in snowy conditions at approximately 6:30 PM when a CTTransit bus approached me from behind near the Broad st intersection and the driver began repeatedly honking his horn. He tailgated me closely and then passed me at an inappropriately close distance for snowy conditions. The bus was a #31 route bus and the bus number (on the top right rear side corner) appeared to be #728. It was definitely a 3 digit number with 7&2 as the first two digits. There was snow on the bus and I didn't have much time to read it. The driver was male.
City van driven too close to cyclist Archived1055 Broad Street Hartford, Connecticut - Frog HollowSouthbound City of Hartford Ford Van #612 Lic. plate# 579-HFD roared past me at close proximity (well under 3 feet) as I bicycled south on Broad Street. When informed (at next traffic light) of Connecticut's state law requiring 3 feet of passing space between motor vehicles and bicyclists, van driver and passengers were unapologetic and rude. All drivers, especially those driving official vehicles, should know the rules of the road and should not be allowed to drive until they prove they can obey them.
Illegal Structures Archived115 Putnam Street Hartford, CT - Frog Hollow
Home-build plywood garage and shed encroach on adjoining property lines, roof slope sends runoff into adjoining yard and has provided a route of entry/escape for trespassers.
There is nothing to suggest that this structure was built in compliance any past or present building code, nor that any permit was pulled.
Putnam St Hartford, CT - Frog Hollow
There have been windows left open in the Burns School building for weeks in the dead of winter with temps in the low 20's on some nights. Some windows, a few facing Russ Street and on the inside corner have been open 24/7 since late December (written January 10) and others are opened wide during the day (one with a box fan in place) and closed at night.
Window-mounted air conditioners (one of which was running!) are left in place throughout the year, which is another huge waste of energy.
Thousands of dollars worth of energy are being wasted at Burns School. This is disgraceful.