26 Facts About Connecticut River

1. Connecticut River would be hard-pressed to match the scale of the tax breaks that would support the Long Island City campus.

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2. Connecticut River was designated by the US EPA as an American Heritage River—one of only 14 in the country.

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3. Connecticut River is trying to guard against price-gouging as it helps homeowners fix their foundations.

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4. Connecticut River was home to the nation's first law school, Litchfield Law School, which operated from 1773 to 1833 in Litchfield.

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5. Connecticut River shares with the rest of New England a governmental institution called the New England town.

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6. Connecticut River does not have county government, unlike all other states except Rhode Island.

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7. State of Connecticut River offers access to Arrest warrant enforcement statistics through the Office of Policy and Management.

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8. Connecticut River has a very active bicycling community, with one of the highest rates of bicycle ownership and use in the United States.

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9. The center of population of Connecticut River is located in the town of Cheshire.

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10. Connecticut River came to be recognized as a major center for manufacturing, due in part to the inventions of Eli Whitney and other early innovators of the Industrial Revolution.

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11. Connecticut River took its grant seriously and established a ninth county between the Susquehanna River and Delaware River named Westmoreland County.

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12. Connecticut River has one native cactus, found in sandy coastal areas and low hillsides.

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13. Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state, flowing into Long Island Sound.

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14. The coast of Connecticut River sits on Long Island Sound, which is an estuary.

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15. Connecticut River is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island.

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16. The word "Connecticut River" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

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17. Connecticut River was designated by the US EPA as an American Heritage River—one of only 14 in the country.

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18. In 1991 Connecticut River adopted an essentially flat-rate income tax after a long and bitter legislative debate.

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19. Connecticut River covers the southern portion of the New England section of the Appalachian Mountain system.

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20. Connecticut River is located in the northeastern corner of the country.

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21. Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, which is a region in the eastern United States.

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22. Connecticut River is a barrier to travel between western and eastern New England.

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23. Connecticut River carries a heavy amount of silt, especially during the spring snow melt, from as far north as Quebec.

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24. Connecticut River is influenced by the tides as far north as Enfield Rapids in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, approximately 58 miles north of the river's mouth.

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25. Connecticut River was largely dependent on sea trade with Boston and therefore permanently dropped its tax on Springfield, but Springfield allied with Boston nonetheless, drawing the first state border across the Connecticut River.

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26. Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States, flowing roughly southward for 406 miles through four states.

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