WASHINGTON – It’s been nearly four years since Congress approved turning Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national park, and while there’s forward motion, the pace of progress has frustrated its boosters.
WASHINGTON — A year after the go-ahead was given to authorize the first national park in Connecticut, efforts to commemorate the industrial innovation of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt in Hartford have hit some stumbling blocks, including one that may require an act Congress to resolve.
WASHINGTON – Transformation of Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national park showcasing industrial innovation is a vision that’s slowly coming into focus.
It will likely be years before the Coltsville neighborhood near the Connecticut River in Hartford will welcome its first visitors to the Coltsville National Historical Park. Before the big day, a series of property transfers will have to take place and plans will have to be developed by the National Park Service, processes that typically take a long time.
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Friday approved and sent to the president a defense bill that will turn Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national historical park. President Obama is certain to sign it into law. The action was the culmination of a decade of effort to memorialize the iconic Colt complex as a cradle of the American industrial revolution.
WASHINGTON – A massive defense bill that would authorize billions of dollars in spending on Connecticut defense projects — and turn the Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national park — may face its first test in the Senate today.
WASHINGTON – The long-sought designation of Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood as a national historic park was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, tucked into a massive $577 billion defense bill. Now the legislation is headed for the Senate, where there could be a fight over including provisions for public lands in a defense bill.