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04/15/2014Willington Hires New Public Works Director

April 15--WILLINGTON -- After weathering a tough winter on its own, the Willington Public Works Department now has a leader. Derek Dimmock, who began his position as the Willington Public Works Director last month, hails from Willimantic Water Works, where they had a rough winter as well. Dimmock said he is looking forward to the change of pace. "My body couldn't take the punishment of the ...
04/15/2014Site of Sandy Hook Playground In West Haven Shifted

April 15--WEST HAVEN -- Project leaders designing a playground in honor of a Sandy Hook victim have agreed to move the site to a different beach in West Haven after environmentalists raised objections to the initial location, which was part of a shorefront area where development is restricted under a 2007 conservation agreement. The Charlotte Bacon Memorial playground is one of 26 commissioned ...
04/15/2014Agreement Between EPA, Buffalo to Lower Sewage in Niagara River

April 15--Every year, 1.75 billion gallons of untreated sanitary and storm sewage overflows into the Niagara River from the Buffalo Sewer Authority. That figure should drop by more than 70 percent over the next two decades under a binding legal agreement struck between the sewer authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that commits the authority to investing $380 million in ...
04/11/2014American Dream Site Prep Under Way

April 11--Three 500-foot-tall radio towers on the grounds of the Meadowlands Sports Complex have been brought down in site-preparation work by American Dream Meadowlands developer Triple Five. The radio tower site, near the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3 and adjacent to the existing structure formerly known as Xanadu, is scheduled to become the location of a 639,000-square-foot indoor water ...
04/11/2014Amtrak Awards $4M for Rail Work in Capital Region

April 11--RENSSELAER -- Amtrak has awarded a $4.2 million contract for construction management and inspection services as part of the state's passenger rail improvement projects in and around the Capital Region. Engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. will perform the work overseeing the construction of a second track between Albany and Schenectady, platform extensions and a fourth track at ...
04/11/2014Recycling Facility Expansion at Port of Albany Concerns Neighbors

April 11--ALBANY -- An application to expand a scrap metal recycling facility at the Port of Albany is raising concerns with some neighbors. A public hearing on the expansion request from Adam Weitsman, owner of the recycling company Ben Weitsman of Albany LLC, was before the city's Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday night. The company is seeking a special use permit for a building ...
04/11/2014Army Corps of Engineers and Community Donations to Reconstruct Clayton Playground

April 11--CLAYTON -- The Wooden Castle Playground will be rebuilt thanks to donations from the community and volunteer labor from the Army Corps of Engineers. "When someone tells me we have guys for you who are willing to build our playground, it's a good time to get this project going," said David H. Neuroth, president of the Clayton Rotary Club. Mr. Neuroth said the village, along with Army ...
04/11/2014Cheektowaga Residents, Developer at Odds Over Height of Proposed Apartment Building

April 11--A couple of tweaks already have been made to plans for a senior citizen apartment building in Cheektowaga and other suggestions will be considered, but there's a stalemate between the developer and neighbors on one issue -- its height of nearly 50 feet. During an informational meeting Thursday night before the Planning Board, an attorney for Clover Cayuga Communities described how ...
04/11/2014New London to Get $3M From State for Jennings School Project

April 11--NEW LONDON -- The state has agreed to release about $3 million in refunds due to the city for the construction of the C.B. Jennings Elementary School, city officials announced on Thursday. City Councilor Michael Passero said the money will come after several years of work to clear up paperwork on the construction project and satisfy a host of state requirements. Passero attended a ...
04/11/2014West Haven's Land Trust May Reject Sandy Hook Playground to Honor Charlotte Bacon

April 11--WEST HAVEN -- Will West Haven become the one community to say no to one of the 26 "Where Angels Play" playgrounds the New Jersey-based Sandy Ground Project is building in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to memorialize children who died in the Sandy Hook School massacre? It could happen -- but people on all sides are trying to work things out so it doesn't. One of the late ...
04/10/2014State Health Dept. Panel Rejects Planned Southtowns Surgery Center

April 10--A state Health Department panel on Thursday denied permission to a partnership between Kaleida Health and a group of doctors to build a $2.66 million ambulatory surgery center in Orchard Park. Members of the department's Public Health and Health Planning Council voted against issuing the certificate of need, or CON, required for the project, which would have seen a 16,082-square-foot ...
04/10/2014Wurlitzer Industrial Park seeks NCIDA Tax Break for Renovation

April 10--WHEATFIELD -- The owner of the Wurlitzer Industrial Park in North Tonawanda asked for a 15-year property tax break from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday. Thomas E. Austen said he plans a $1.24 million renovation of the second and third floors of the 750,000-square-foot complex at 908 Niagara Falls Blvd. The site was originally Wurlitzer's organ factory. ...
04/09/2014Amherst Residents Speak Out Against Planned Youngs Road Apartments

April 09--No work should begin on apartments planned for Youngs Road in Amherst until the Army Corps of Engineers has a chance to review claims that the site contains wetlands. That's the contention from opponents, who went to the Town Board meeting Tuesday night and pleaded with town officials to intervene in Amherst's latest building controversy. "I'm asking this board not to permit any ...
04/09/2014UConn Sells Record $168M in Bonds to Provide Funds for Projects

April 09--It's a bull market for the Huskies. While the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team was busy winning the NCAA title on Monday and its women's team slated to fight for the crown Tuesday night, the school got the chance to tout another milestone: It sold a record $168 million in "UConn 2000" bonds to individual investors as part of a $202 million overall bonding schedule, ...
04/08/2014Route 9 in Monmouth County Sees a Flood of New Developments

April 08--After Lynn Eckel bought a franchise in a chain restaurant last July, she promptly opened her first location earlier this year in a seemingly obvious spot. "Route 9 is the most heavily (traveled) road in this area," said Eckel, 50, whose restaurant filled a vacated space near Burlington Coat Factory in the Freehold Mall shopping plaza on the northbound side of the bustling corridor in ...
04/08/2014AGC: Construction Industry Firms Worried About Worker Shortage

DENVER (AP) — The construction industry says it's in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college. To counter the effect, a top construction trade group kicked off an effort Tuesday to help bolster the employment ranks. The plan by the Associated General Contractors of America, which represents ...
04/08/2014Sandy-Recovery Firm's Expanded Role Draws Lawmaker Questions

April 08--TRENTON -- New Jersey lawmakers on Monday questioned a top Christie administration official on why a firm with a checkered past in post-Katrina recovery appears to have taken on an expanded role in the state's response to Hurricane Sandy. The state Department of Community Affairs entered into an agreement Jan. 31 with Virginia-based ICF International for the firm to take over some ...
04/08/2014Clarkson Accepts Proposal on Downtown Potsdam Revitalization

April 08--POTSDAM -- Clarkson University's downtown revitalization plan will include turning the Congdon Hall and Downtown Snell Hall buildings into market-rate housing and facilities for the Regional Arts and Interactive Learning Project. Clarkson University accepted a proposal from Omni Housing Development and Sequence Development of Albany on Monday. Clarkson President Anthony G. Collins ...
04/08/2014Lockport OKs Pet Funeral Home Project

April 08--LOCKPORT -- The city Planning Board gave its approval Monday to a proposal to build what Orleans County Coroner Scott M. Schmidt called "a funeral home for pets" on West Avenue. However, the Common Council will have the final say on a special-use permit sought by Schmidt for the former Rodgers Welding Supply shop at 520 West Ave., where Schmidt proposes to cremate pets after giving ...
04/08/2014Heavy Rain Brings Changes to Solar Power Farm in East Lyme

April 08--EAST LYME -- The companies building a field of solar panels at Grassy Hill and Walnut Hill roads will develop a plan to remove sediment from silted-in wetlands on the property that followed a recent rainstorm. The solar field's sediment control-basins overflowed and partly failed, after a heavy downpour brought more than 5 inches of rain to the site over the weekend of March 28, said ...
04/08/2014Union Protests Contractor's Role in Southern Conn. State University Project

April 08--NEW HAVEN -- Members of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters want to know why a Glastonbury contractor that was told by the state to stop working in late February at the University of Connecticut is allowed to continue construction of the $49 million science building at Southern Connecticut State University. A dozen unionized carpenters conducted informational picketing 2 ...
04/08/2014Buffalo Outer Harbor Redevelopment Moves Forward

April 08--Plans to redevelop more than 150 acres of Buffalo's outer harbor are moving forward, as the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. prepares to issue a request-for-proposals today seeking a consultant to help develop a master plan for the area. The agency's new Outer Harbor Advisory Committee on Monday approved the wording of the RFP and a set of "guiding principles" to provide structure ...
04/07/2014ConnDOT Seeks $349M From Feds to Replace 118-Year-Old Norwalk Rail Bridge

April 07--HARTFORD -- The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will request $349 million in federal funding to replace a 118-year-old railway bridge spanning the Norwalk River, according to an announcement from the governor's office Monday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Connecticut is applying for $600 million in federal transportation funding to help cover the capital costs ...
04/07/2014NTSB: NY Rail Crash Engineer Had Sleep Woes, Felt Dazed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer driving a speeding commuter train that derailed last year, killing four people, had a sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night and said he felt strangely "dazed" right before the crash, according to federal documents released Monday. Asked if he was clearheaded enough to realize he was entering a curve just before the Dec. 1 ...
04/07/2014Waterford Bridge Work Should be Done by Sept. 30

April 07--WATERFORD -- The state Department of Transportation anticipates it will complete reconstruction of the bridge on Route 1 over Stony Brook by Sept. 30. Robert Obey, assistant engineer for DOT District 2, said that weather has delayed some parts of the $2.7 million project. He said high water levels in the summer of 2012 pushed back foundation construction and that the extended cold ...

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