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10/28/2014Giambra Files Suit to Stop $30M Building at ECC North

Oct. 28--A plan by Erie County and Erie Community College officials to locate a new $30 million academic building in Amherst is being challenged in state Supreme Court. Former Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra for years has threatened a lawsuit over efforts to construct the facility on the campus at Main Street and Youngs Road, instead of downtown. Giambra followed through late Monday. ECC ...
10/28/2014Unable to Get Tribal Experts to Examine Skeleton Before Winter, LeRay Delays Sewer Project Until Spring

Oct. 28--CALCIUM -- The town of LeRay has halted its sewer expansion plans until spring, as it was unable to get tribal experts to examine a possibly 500-year-old skeleton found during construction before winter conditions set in. The skeleton was found earlier this month as workers moved forward with the town's Sewer District 4 project, and town officials were told by an archaeologist that ...
10/28/2014North Country Bicycle, Pedestrian Projects Receive $1.9M in Federal Support

Oct. 28--Several north country villages will share in state funding for waterfront trail and bridge projects. The village of Clayton is one of the biggest winners in the state, with $1.31 million to complete its riverwalk project. The village of Potsdam will receive $400,000 for its proposed Raquette Riverwalk trail in Ives Park. The town of Fine will receive $200,000 for the Wanakena ...
10/28/2014Hyde Park Golf Course Path Project Tabled by Council

Oct. 28--The Niagara Falls City Council tabled a contract for Hyde Park Golf Course cart path installation on Monday night after several council members raised concerns over spending $309,499 on the project in light of the budget issues the city is facing. In addition, Deputy Corporation Counsel Thomas O'Donnell said the low bidder, American Paving and Excavating, called and attempted to ...
10/27/2014Fulton Center Opens Nov. 10, After 10 Years of Construction

Oct. 27--The grand opening of the Fulton Center transit hub to the public will take place Nov. 10, making it the first of the MTA megaprojects to be finished, transit officials announced Monday. There will be a Sunday ceremony for the completion of the $1.4 billion renovation to the lower Manhattan complex the MTA is dubbing the "downtown Grand Central" and riders will be able to walk through ...
10/27/2014Jefferson County to Mull Foreclosure of Tax-Troubled Evans Mills Site

Oct. 27--EVANS MILLS -- To foreclose on a tax-troubled North Main Street property in the village, Jefferson County soon will choose either to pay the state Department of Environmental Conservation about $160,000 for clearing it of contamination, or wait for the state to claw back that cost from the property owner. The county is deliberating its options after the state took action in early ...
10/26/2014Watertown City Court Project May Include City Hall Addition

Oct. 26--WATERTOWN -- Planned renovations in City Hall's court facilities will now most likely include constructing an addition to accommodate the required security upgrade associated with the project. The state's Court Administration has notified the city that the building expansion will be needed for people entering and leaving the first-floor city court facilities in the Washington Street ...
10/25/2014Judlau Construction Gets $58M Contract to Build Three Conn. Rail Stations

Oct. 25--WALLINGFORD -- A New York construction firm has been awarded the $58.8 million contract to build new railroad stations in town as well as in Meriden and Berlin as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line. Judlau Construction will begin work on the three stations shortly, according to state officials. The new commuter service is scheduled to launch in late 2016, ...
10/24/2014Critics Call for Norlite Waste Plant to Fix Pollution Problems or Be Shuttered

Oct. 24--COHOES -- The state's only commercial hazardous waste incinerator is unsafe and should be shut down unless problems are fixed, according to a demand by a coalition of Capital Region environmental groups made to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The warning comes as DEC is considering whether to renew a hazardous waste permit for Norlite Corp., which for decades has ...
10/23/2014Sandy's $1.25B Utility Repair Cost May Trickle Down to Ratepayers

Oct. 23--TRENTON -- How much did New Jersey's utilities spend to make repairs and restore power after the big storms of 2011 and 2012, including superstorm Sandy, the biggest of them all? The final figure came in on Wednesday: $1.25 billion. And ratepayers could end up paying for it through utility bills. The staff of the state Board of Public Utilities scrutinized the companies' expenses, ...
10/23/2014Bridgeport, Conn., Scrutinizes Tax Breaks for Housing Developers

Oct. 23--BRIDGEPORT -- A proposed moratorium on tax breaks for developers got picked apart this week by a city lawyer. "I'm not saying you can't do it," Attorney Edmund Schmidt told the City Council's economic development committee. "I'm saying the language in this particular moratorium is really rough." Bridgeport, like cities and states nationwide, offers financial subsidies to certain ...
10/22/2014Caesars' CEO Hails $125M Project Under Way In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday a new $125 million meeting center his company is building will help define Atlantic City's future, even as he pointedly refused to say whether his company is done closing casinos there. Gary Loveman said the center next to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City will be ready by next summer and should help Atlantic City expand ...
10/22/2014Oneonta, N.Y., Mayor Pushes for Housing Initiatives

Oct. 22--Vacant and deteriorating residences and access to affordable homes in Oneonta are issues gaining attention in the city as initiatives mature and projects are proposed. Housing concerns and projects have been the focus of several meetings this month, including Tuesday night's Common Council meeting when the mayor and other officials reviewed issues and steps being taken to address ...
10/22/2014Steel Sea Wall in Sandy-Battered Mantoloking, N.J., Nearly Complete

Oct. 22--A 3.5-mile steel barrier intended to protect Route 35 and oceanfront homes is 75 percent complete, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Thursday while standing on the beach in Brick. Martin said the $23.8-million project, intended to shore up one of the area's hardest hit by superstorm Sandy, is expected to be finished by mid-November. It extends ...
10/22/2014Sorting Out Land Deals For Cancelled Tunnel, N.J. Transit Weighs Court Battle With Mobster's Kin

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to legal battle with a mobster's family over a land deal. The transit agency is challenging a jury verdict that found it owes the family of Carmine Franco more than $8 million for land NJ Transit acquired through condemnation for a Hudson River rail tunnel project that Gov. Chris Christie eventually canceled. NJ Transit ...
10/22/2014Site Work Starts for New Sandy Hook School in Connecticut

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago. The New-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/1DzIaqo ) that Consigli Construction Co. officially received the job and a Newtown building permit on Tuesday. Architect Bob ...
10/21/2014New Jersey's $2.3B Turnpike-Widening Project Nearly Complete

Oct. 21--For years, traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has bottlenecked between Exits 6 and 9, near Trenton where 12 lanes dwindled to six. Now a massive, $2.3 billion project to widen the roadway has been nearly completed and is set to open to traffic this weekend, beginning with the northbound lanes. "The work is basically done," Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman said Tuesday. ...
10/21/2014Crystal Beach Condo Project Spawns $10M Lawsuit

Oct. 21--The developer who abandoned plans for a beachfront condominium tower in the Crystal Beach neighborhood has begun civil litigation against the Town of Fort Erie and four town council members, seeking $10 million in damages. In its statement of claim -- an early step in legal proceedings -- the Molinaro Group contends the four council members impaired progress on its planned Crystal ...
10/21/2014Dairy Process Center Coming to SUNY Cobleskill

Oct. 21--Thanks to an unexpected $1 million commitment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, a dairy processing center will soon be developed at the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard A. Ball announced the funding at the 2014 New York State Yogurt Summit on Wednesday at Cornell University, according ...
10/21/2014Death on GlobalFoundries Jobsite Nets Fine

Oct. 21--MALTA -- A Buffalo-based construction company working on the expansion of the GlobalFoundries microchip plant in Malta faces a $7,000 fine by federal safety officials for the accidental death of a worker there who was crushed by an air exchanger unit that tipped over while being moved into place. John W. Danforth Co., which also has an office in Clifton Park, was cited for a serious ...
10/21/2014Rensselaer Gets New Wharf

Oct. 21--RENSSELAER -- For years, while millions of dollars of improvements were made on the Albany side of the Port of Albany, the Rensselaer side languished with rotting piers and areas where it wouldn't be safe to stand. But on Monday, it was Rensselaer's turn, as Albany Port District Commission General Manager unveiled an $8.5 million, 600-foot concrete and steel wharf that was finished ...
10/21/2014Hartford Hospital Embarks on $150M Expansion

Oct. 21--HARTFORD -- Hartford Hospital plans to break ground Tuesday on an architecturally dramatic, $150 million Bone and Joint Institute, the first new patient building on its campus in decades. Renderings show two white buildings with curvy exterior walls and rounded edges, which from the sky could almost pass for bones themselves, connected by a ligament. The ligament is a third-story ...
10/21/2014Schenectady's $15M Amtrak Station Upgrades Begin

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $15 million project that will replace the Amtrak station in Schenectady and alleviate delays for passenger trains. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1opybAT ) that construction crews have started work on a new platform that will allow for a second track to be built between Albany and Schenectady. The extra track will be used by ...
10/21/2014N.J. Affordable Housing Agency Deadlocks on New Rules

Oct. 21--TRENTON -- Despite a looming deadline ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday failed to approve new rules governing the creation of affordable housing. Even so, the outcome was cheered by affordable housing and environmental interest groups, who said the rules before the board would not require enough affordable housing to be built to ...
10/20/2014Echoing Biden's Criticism, Gov. Cuomo Presses for Better N.Y. Airports

Oct. 20--Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York airports revitalized to shed their reputations as facilities befitting a "third-world country" -- the phrase Vice President Joe Biden had used to describe LaGuardia. Cuomo Monday joined Biden at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens to announce a competition to create "master plans" for the city's two major airports. "He was right, ...

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