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09/18/2014Mixed Reaction at Hartford Hearing for Stadium Proposal

Sept. 18--HARTFORD -- Reaction to the proposed redevelopment project north of downtown was divided during a public hearing Wednesday, with some criticizing the financial projections and others expressing cautious optimism about its effect on the city. The city council is considering a plan to build a minor league baseball stadium, housing, retail and office space -- but no municipal office ...
09/18/2014Malloy: State Lands $161M to Help Replace WALK Bridge in Norwalk

Sept. 18--NORWALK -- Federal funding is on the way to help replace the aged Walk railway bridge in South Norwalk. On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut had received a $161 million federal grant to be used to fund the design and replacement of the bridge, which carries Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line over the Norwalk River. Metro-North Railroad and CT ...
09/18/2014New Jersey Gets Nearly $1.5B for Transit Repairs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority are getting nearly $1.5 billion to make repairs from Superstorm Sandy and to shield themselves from future storms. Most of the federal transportation dollars, nearly $1.3 billion, will go to NJ Transit to fund such projects as a new electrical grid that can keep trains moving during major power outages. The Port Authority will ...
09/18/2014Stamford Looks to Fund Mill River Park Improvements

Sept. 18--STAMFORD -- The city will issue up to $22 million in new bonds later this month to retire those that funded construction of the 28-acre downtown section of Mill River Park completed last year. City financial officials say the transaction will save millions in debt payments over the next two decades. City Director of Administration Michael Handler said the move is prompted by a drop ...
09/18/2014Report on UConn's $3.4B Economic Impact Draws Political Fire

Sept. 18--HARTFORD -- A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter. The 11 to 1 payback for the state's investment in its flagship university was detailed in a report by the consultant research firm Tripp Umback, but like most things in the run-up to the ...
09/18/2014Judge Orders Halt to Construction, Demolition Around Peace Bridge

Sept. 18--A judge Wednesday issued a temporary injunction against further work on state plans to build new ramps connecting the Niagara Thruway to the Peace Bridge as well as demolishing the former Episcopal Church Home. The action came in response to a lawsuit filed by Columbus Parkway neighbors. The ruling by State Supreme Court Justice John F. O'Donnell stands as a preliminary victory for ...
09/17/2014Golisano Foundation Donating $3.5M to Niagara Falls Memorial

Sept. 17--NIAGARA FALLS -- The largest single charitable donation in its history will help Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center add a community health center focused on helping intellectually and developmentally disabled adults to its growing 10th Street campus. Billionaire entrepreneur B. Thomas Golisano is donating $3.5 million to Memorial, it was announced Wednesday, to help create the ...
09/17/2014PZC Rejects Mystic Color Lab Plan

Sept. 17--MYSTIC -- The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously rejected a proposal Tuesday night by a Southport developer to modify a previous approval to develop the former Mystic Color Lab property into 55 luxury condominiums. The board's 5-0 denial came after it had held a public hearing on an application by Edgewood Mac, LLC for a master plan zone change and site plan ...
09/17/2014Unifrax Gets $1.2M in Tax Breaks for $18M Town of Tonawanda Project

Sept. 17--Unifrax Corp. will bolster its local presence by investing $18 million to build and equip a new facility in the Town of Tonawanda. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency today approved $1.2 million in incentives to support the project. Unifrax, which is headquartered in Tonawanda, makes high-temperature insulation products. The company plans to create 25 jobs, paying an ...
09/17/2014DEP Eyes Cannonsville Reservoir for Hydropower

Sept. 17--A plan to build a 14-megawatt hydroelectric facility at the Cannonsville Reservoir was announced Tuesday in a media release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently gave the agency a license to build the facility in the town of Deposit, which is estimated at a cost $72 million. Work could start as early as 2016 ...
09/16/2014EPA Rejects N.Y. Gov. Cuomo's Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. Cuomo said his administration would appeal the decision, and stressed that the $3.9 billion bridge replacement project would continue with ...
09/16/2014Newtown Land-Use Reorganization Smooths Way for Developers

Sept. 16--NEWTOWN -- For the last decade, land-use leaders George Benson and Rob Sibley have guided developers and property owners through a maze of regulations and overlapping land-use authorities. Their aim: To protect the environment and generate tax revenue for the community. "We want development, but we want good development ... development that is environmentally safe, and financially ...
09/15/2014Last Remnants of New Haven's Old 'Q' Bridge Coming Down, New I-95/91 Ramp Opening

Sept. 15--NEW HAVEN -- This month will mark the final demise of the first Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. On Friday morning, drivers will get on a new ramp to exit from Interstate 95 southbound to Interstate 91 northbound. The old route ran over what was left of the old Quinnipiac bridge, and workers will start sending it to the landfill the same day. Vladimir Kaminsky, supervising engineer for ...
09/15/2014Hamden Senior Center to Undergo $100,000 Renovation

Sept. 15--HAMDEN -- Members of the town's Miller Senior Center will soon be able to play bingo, along with other activities, in a new facility after the building sees what some are calling much-needed renovations. Curt Leng, chief administrative officer, said the senior center will have bathroom and kitchen updates. The elderly outreach offices will move to the opposite side of the center, ...
09/14/2014NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride Sunday through the reconstructed Montague Tunnel linking Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Nearly two years after Sandy stormed ...
09/13/2014NCIDA Backs Proposed Falls Hotel Project

Sept. 13--Plans for a new, three-story Sleep Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard were backed this week by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. Members of the agency's board voted to approve a 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with DSAV, LLC., a firm owned by local hotelier Dilip Shah. The company requested the property tax break as part of its plan to build a three-story, ...
09/13/2014Sandy Hook School Progress Hailed by Neighbors and Newtown Officials

Sept. 13--NEWTOWN -- Deanna Galanis is delighted with the fast-track progress to bring a neighborhood school back to Sandy Hook. "We miss it desperately," said Galanis, whose teenage daughter, Paige, is a former student. Galanis and some of her Riverside Road neighbors might be concerned about disruption from installation of utility poles or damage done by contractors as they widen the road ...
09/12/2014TM Montante Starts Construction Management Firm

Sept. 12--TM MONTANTE DEVELOPMENT -- the company tackling the conversion of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital complex -- is launching a construction management firm to handle not only its own development needs but a wide range of work for other clients. The developer is starting Montante Construction as a full-service company to set and manage the schedules, budgets and full ...
09/12/2014Oneonta Seeks Signatures for Proposed Water District

Sept. 12--The town of Oneonta has revised estimated costs for residents in the proposed Southside Water District and is collecting signatures needed to approve the project. Plans were reviewed at an Oneonta Town Board meeting at Town Hall on Wednesday night, Wood said. Some residents had questions, but opposition wasn't voiced, he said. The total cost of the project is estimated at $8.8 ...
09/12/2014North Tonawanda 9/11 Memorial Unveiled

Sept. 12--The City of North Tonawanda has been working to prepare a memorial to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 for three years, and now it's finally finished. The monument was unveiled with a ceremony at its location in Brauer Park across from North Tonawanda City Hall at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, 13 years to the minute after the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. ...
09/12/2014Niagara Falls School Officials Discuss Capital Projects

Sept. 12--The Niagara Falls Board of Education held its first session for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday to review progress on the $66 million capital improvements project and hear from representatives regarding instructor and student summer programs. Deputy Superintendent Mark Laurrie took to the podium to review gains made on the district's large-scale capital improvements project that ...
09/11/2014Watertown Hopes to Solve $2.9M Funding Gap for Factory Street Project

Sept. 11--WATERTOWN -- With work slated to begin next spring, the planned Factory Street reconstruction project has a $2.9 million funding gap. City Engineer Kurt W. Hauk, who is leaving today for a job at Fort Drum, said the city still hopes to reduce the shortfall. The city has known about the problem for some time and has been hoping that more funding would be coming from a federal highway ...
09/11/2014Salt Shed Project Proceeding in Thurman

Sept. 11--THURMAN -- Plans are moving forward for the construction of a salt storage shed in the town, with volunteers stepping up to complete the work, according to Supervisor Evelyn Wood. Last Friday, Wood set up shop at the Town Hall, with plans and photos of the proposed construction available for viewing. "Over 15 people volunteered," she said. Since then, another three have come on ...
09/11/2014Construction Starts Again in Ocean Beach III

Sept. 11--Home construction has resumed in Ocean Beach III, but the dispute over a summertime construction ban has left hard feelings among neighbors in the Toms River oceanfront community. "It's neighbor against neighbor," said Jim Suveges, who owns a home on East Pelican Way that had to be demolished after it was severely damaged by superstorm Sandy in October 2012. "It will never be the ...
09/11/2014Developers Proceeding With J.B. Wise Place Project

Sept. 11--WATERTOWN -- Developers have been able to put together a deal that will allow a stalled project to move forward to rehabilitate the three-story commercial building at 259 J.B. Wise Place with new upper-floor apartments and renovated commercial space. Donald W. Rutherford, CEO of the Watertown Local Development Corp., has learned that Oswego developer Thomas Millar and New York City ...

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