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08/01/2014Reconstruction Begins on Town Portion of Niantic Bay Boardwalk

Aug. 01--EAST LYME -- While beachgoers relaxed on the sandy shore or sat on benches at McCook Point Park on Thursday, a project was underway nearby to rebuild the town's portion of the Niantic Bay Boardwalk. The boardwalk design calls for a reconstructed concrete pathway, with a steel bulkhead, that will form, along with Amtrak's existing walkway, a 1.1 mile path along Niantic Bay. Within a ...
08/01/2014NYPA Grants Allow for Fiber-Optic Study at Air Base

Aug. 01--A local group of public and private partners will use proceeds from the New York State Power Authority to study the existing fiber-optic infrastructure network that feeds into the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the Niagara Falls Airport and other surrounding properties. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Thursday the award of $125,000 in Western New York Power Proceeds to the ...
08/01/2014Niagara County Water District Plans $24M in New Pipes

Aug. 01--LOCKPORT -- A $24.25 million plan to run a second major water supply line to eastern Niagara County will be on Tuesday's County Legislature agenda. The project will be funded by $20.25 million in 40-year county bonds and $4 million in cash from the county Water District. Herbert A. Downs, district administrative director, said Tuesday's resolution will set up a mandatory public ...
07/31/2014Agency Seeks Final Approval for West Seneca Apartment Complex

July 31--A Rochester-based social services agency plans to purchase a vacant former department store in West Seneca and start work on a 100-unit apartment complex for low-income workers and people with mental illness, provided the Town Board approves the $20 million plan at its meeting later this month. The board's decision represents the final hurdle for the Ebenezer Square project, which ...
07/31/2014U.S. Charges World Trade Center Steel Erector With DBE Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses. Larry Davis, 63, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was freed on $100,000 bail after ...
07/31/2014PPL Eyes $4B-$6B Transmission Project to Bring Shale Power to East Coast

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard. The Allentown-based utility said the 500-kilovolt line would span much of Pennsylvania and reach into New York, New Jersey ...
07/30/2014Construction Set to Begin on Big Y In Simsbury

July 30--SIMSBURY -- Construction is set to begin on a 54,000-square-foot Big Y World Class Supermarket on Hopmeadow Street in the north end of town. Demolition and grading is expected to begin in September, according to Hiram Peck, the town's director of planning and development. The construction is expected to take about a year to complete, Peck said. The supermarket will be next to the ...
07/30/2014Zoning Board Pushes for Say on Stamford Train Station

July 30--STAMFORD -- In an effort to assert authority over a state proposal to replace a deteriorating parking garage at the Stamford train station with a one-million-square-foot development, city zoning officials are calling on Mayor David Martin to intervene with specific demands. The Zoning Board voted unanimously Monday to share its expectations for the state-backed $500 million office, ...
07/30/2014Niagara County Proposal: Free Taxes for LEED Buildings

July 30--LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Legislature will hold a public hearing in September on a property tax exemption for energy-efficient buildings. The proposal from Legislator Michael A. Hill, R-Hartland, was passed by the Legislature's Administration Committee Tuesday night. The full Legislature is to vote next week on holding a hearing on the idea Sept. 16. Hill said the tax break would ...
07/29/2014FEMA Awards NYU Langone With $1.13B for Sandy Recovery Projects

July 29--NYU Langone Medical Center, which incurred the wrath of Superstorm Sandy and suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, received a major financial boost from the federal government Tuesday to pay for its recovery and protect it from future storms. FEMA authorized $1.13 billion for Superstorm Sandy-related repair work and mitigation that has already been completed or is in ...
07/29/2014Amid Earnings Decline, Mohegan Authority Committed to Expanding

July 29--Editor's note: This version corrects the total amount of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Mohegan -- Despite reporting dramatic declines in earnings and profit for the quarter that ended June 30, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority executives said Tuesday they'll aggressively continue to pursue out-of-state gaming licenses and expect to break ground by the ...
07/29/2014State Buys 96 More Acres for RiverBend Projects

July 29--The state agency overseeing the planned solar-energy and high-tech hub at Riverbend has agreed to buy the remaining 96 acres of property from the city of Buffalo for $2.8 million, state officials announced today. The new purchase adds to the 88 acres of land that the state already bought from the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. in May for $2.5 million. The city had acquired the former ...
07/29/2014Bridge Plans in Thurman on Sounder Footing

July 29--THURMAN -- Plans to replace a Thurman bridge knocked out in the 2011 Memorial Day storms are moving forward as part of a county bridge replacement project. The severe Memorial Day storm three years ago that damaged roads and bridges in northern Warren County was overshadowed months later by Tropical Storm Irene, but it was estimated there was $7 million in damage in Thurman, according ...
07/29/2014A N.Y. Gamble With N.J.'s Water

July 29--More than a decade after New Jersey and New York spent $100 million to preserve Sterling Forest, a proposed resortproposal to build a resort and casino in the vast wooded area has drawn the ire ofalarms environmentalists and some officials who fear the project will threaten North Jersey's drinking water. The plan for the $1.5 billion Sterling Forest Resort by a Malaysian-based ...
07/29/2014With Townhouse Units on Fast Track, Morgan Plans Second Project in Watertown

July 29--WATERTOWN -- The first 242-unit construction phase of Morgan Management's massive Preserve at Autumn Ridge complex was completed about two months ahead of schedule Friday, as the final tenant was cleared to move in. And with demand for townhouses still strong, the Pittsford developer has begun planning a similar townhouse complex with more than 300 units on land it owns across from ...
07/29/2014Cheshire PZC Approves Plans for Arts Center at Former Ball & Socket Site

July 29--CHESHIRE -- The town's Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night unanimously approved plans to convert a defunct factory that is more than century old into a 64,000-square-foot arts center. The vote on the Ball & Socket factory application came nearly three hours after the PZC closed a public hearing on the plan. The organizers of the conversion effort were hoping for a vote Monday ...
07/29/2014Stamford Construction Cranes Symbol of Progress, Frustration

July 29--STAMFORD -- They seem to be everywhere in downtown Stamford, dominating the skyline and hovering above the gaping, dusty construction sites that sit like missing teeth on the city's landscape. They are the markers of progress and renewal in the city, but for many, the construction cranes that are forging the downtown's redevelopment represent a mixed blessing, part of the cost of ...
07/29/2014Documents Reveal Details of Plan for Former Waterford School

July 29--WATERFORD -- The proposed multi-family development on the property of the former Cohanzie School includes four new buildings containing 154 apartments plus a swimming pool and children's play area, according to documents obtained by The Day through a Freedom of Information Act request. Centerplan Companies is slated to present its proposal for an apartment complex on the property of ...
07/28/2014NFL Teams Have Upper Hand in Stadium Negotiations

July 28--ALBANY -- The trend of professional sports team owners holding the upper hand over state and local politicians with new stadium construction demands is a long one, stretching across all sports in large, medium and small markets. And the power comes from one handy threat almost all team owners pull out: We will simply move. It's a story line seen from Baltimore to Minneapolis to ...
07/28/2014Cuomo Denies Interference in Moreland Commission Work

July 28--Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today labeled his Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption an "overwhelming success," citing its "independence" and relying on a new statement of support from the panel's co-chairman to counter any claims of political interference from his office. In what may have ranked as the most important press conference of his career, conducted before a phalanx ...
07/28/2014Army Corps of Engineers Proposes to Lower Scoby Dam

July 28--Tens of thousands of steelhead trout and other lake fish swim up Cattaraugus Creek every fall seeking a quiet spot to spawn. But a concrete barrier 38 feet high cuts short their journey. The Scoby Dam stops their spawning runs near Springville, about halfway along the creek's 70-mile stretch between Sunset Bay and Java Lake. But that could end. A $6.6 million proposal by the U.S. Army ...
07/26/2014Brookfield Zoning Commission Nears Vote on Town Homes

July 26--BROOKFIELD -- The town Zoning Commission has completed public hearings on a zoning change needed to permit construction of 24 town homes within the Four Corners district. Unicorn has proposed building the town homes on part of a five-acre parcel on Station Road in a previously approved mixed-use development. The commission will now proceed to vote on the proposal, which would keep a ...
07/25/2014Bonnie Castle Racino Project Hangs in Limbo as State Deliberates on Commercial Gambling

July 25--ALEXANDRIA BAY -- A proposed $100 million project that would include a racino, hotel, convention center and outlet mall at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center hangs in limbo while developers wait for New York state to issue a request for application for the state's eighth harness license. Before that can happen, however, the New York State Gaming Commission first will have to site ...
07/25/2014$4M State Grant To Kick Off Conn. Science Center Expansion Plan

July 25--HARTFORD -- Just five years after it opened, the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is scheduled to get an additional $4 million state grant this week to launch an ambitious 10-year plan to expand and upgrade its exhibits and facilities. State officials said that some of the center's expansion plans include creating more educational lab space, transforming one portion of the ...
07/24/2014EPA Begins Demolition on Liberty Asbestos Site

July 24--Demolition efforts began Wednesday on the 89 Mill St. property. Owned by Liberty Plant Maintenance Inc. of Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will demolish the boiler house down to its foundation. The contents of the basement are still unknown and will be handled once the 13,000 square-foot building is removed. The Liberty asbestos site is the location of a former power ...

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