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10/17/2014N.J. Has 80 Percent of Easements Needed for Dune, Beach Work

Oct. 17--New Jersey has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements it needs to go ahead with dune construction and beach widening, to protect shorefronts against future storms, state officials announced Thursday. But even though about 2,400 easements have been secured, about 450 holdouts remain, which could lead to expensive and time-consuming court battles, officials said. "We ...
10/17/2014Army Corps Eyes Impact of Pipeline on Environment

Oct. 17--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised new concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, and is directing the project's planners to complete provide more data. The federal agency listed its concerns in a letter to the Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC that was released this week by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the panel of ...
10/17/2014Like Other Colleges, Fredonia Forges Ahead With New Science Facility

Oct. 17--FREDONIA -- This leafy campus of I.M. Pei poured-concrete buildings and funky outdoor sculptures has long been known in the State University of New York system for its arts and music programs. But with the official opening and dedication today of Fredonia's first new academic building in 30 years, the college hopes to raise its profile considerably in the sciences. Like colleges ...
10/16/2014Kamman Building in Larkinville Gets a $2M Makeover

Oct. 16--A Buffalo architectural firm has completed its historic renovation of the Kamman Building in Larkinville into a blend of office and residential space, marking the latest restoration in the growing and trendy district east of downtown. Chaintreuil/Jensen/Stark Architects LLP spent $2 million in stages over six years to restore the onetime meat market and grocery store at 755 Seneca St. ...
10/16/2014Asnuntuck Manufacturing Center Nears Completion of $2.2M Expansion

Oct. 16--The manufacturing technology center at Asnuntuck Community College is completing a $2.2 million renovation that educators say will give students more opportunities for learning. Construction is set to be completed before the end of the month. The expansion includes new state-of-the-art equipment, such as a water jet cutter and plasma cutter, and expanded space for the college's ...
10/16/2014Stonington School Project on Fast Track to Referendum

Oct. 16--Stonington -- After almost two decades of discussion and delays, it appears the effort to upgrade the town's elementary schools is on the fast track to possible voter approval. June Strunk told her fellow members of the Board of Finance Wednesday night that the K-12 School Building Committee, of which she is a member, has a "very ambitious schedule," which would culminate with a ...
10/16/2014Pipeline Projects Compete to Supply N.Y. Power Plant Converting From Coal to Gas

Oct. 16--With the planned conversion of the Dunkirk power plant from coal to natural gas, two companies are competing for the right to build a pipeline that would supply the generating station with its new source of fuel. Both National Fuel Gas Co. and an affiliate of the power plant's owner, NRG Energy, have filed competing plans with the state Public Service Commission to build 16-inch ...
10/16/2014Albany Med Addition a Standout for Green Design

Oct. 16--ALBANY -- Albany Medical Center was recognized Wednesday for building "green" features to enhance energy efficiency and indoor air quality into the design of its $360 million, 325,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion, completed last year. Albany Med received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a designation that makes it unique among Capital Region health ...
10/16/2014$150,000 Grant to Aid Quinnipiac Linear Trail Project

Oct. 16--WALLINGFORD -- The Quinnipiac Linear Trail will to continue to grow, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the state. The money from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will be used to build a bridge connecting the Fireworks Island, which is in the middle of the Quinnipiac River, to the town's Yalesville section. The grant was awarded to the nonprofit arm of ...
10/15/2014Common Council Approves Oak Hills Master Plan

Oct. 15--NORWALK -- After debate among themselves and largely negative input from residents, Common Council approved late Tuesday night the Oak Hills Park Authority Master Plan. "Until money is actually in place to executive the document, nothing can happen," said council President Douglas E. Hempstead, an at-large Republican, referring to capital dollars needed to implement the plan. Master ...
10/15/2014Norfolk Engineer Says Sewer Project Progressing Well

Oct. 15--NORFOLK -- Norfolk town officials learned Tuesday that they still have plenty of money left in their sewer project contingency fund and may be able to add some extra amenities down the road. Town Engineer Aaron B. Jarvis provided an update to board members and said the project is progressing well. "We still have a considerable amount of contingency money. We have about $238,000 still ...
10/15/2014Cape Vincent Water District Project on Hold as Town Pursues Eminent Domain

Oct. 15--CAPE VINCENT -- Construction of Water District 6 will be on hold until the town takes over land by eminent domain from a homeowner opposed to a waterline crossing through his property. The Town Council decided during a public hearing Oct. 2 to begin an eminent domain proceeding to acquire an easement on property at 33361 County Route 6 owned by Theodore C. McQuade Jr. Eminent domain ...
10/14/2014Appeals Court Approves NYU Expansion Plan

Oct. 14--A state appeals court Tuesday gave NYU the OK to expand its campus despite protests from Greenwich Village groups who contend the project is encroaching on park land. A panel of appellate judges reversed a January ruling that found three strips of land -- a park, playground and garden on Mercer Street and LaGuardia Place -- could only be given away by the state because the community ...
10/14/2014QueensWay Park Details Revealed

Oct. 14--New Yorkers have gotten a first glimpse of a 3.5-mile park, larger than Manhattan's High Line, that would transform Queens if it gets the go-ahead. The QueensWay project would convert more than three miles of abandoned train tracks -- that run from Forest Hills to Ozone Park -- into a multipurpose public space. Friends of the QueensWay, the grassroots group spearheading the project, ...
10/14/2014NJ Gov. Christie OKs Transportation Funds for for Glimmer Glass Bridge Repairs

Oct. 14--MANASQUAN -- Monmouth County will get $1.6 million in state transportation grant money to pay the repair bill for the Glimmer Glass Bridge, the Christie administration announced. The cable-lift bascule bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was damaged on Aug. 7 when officials said an overweight truck crossed the bridge and fractured the bridge's timber deck. ...
10/12/2014Developer Seeks 15 Year Tax Abatement Extension on Hudson Avenue Project

Oct. 12--GLENS FALLS -- Developer Sonny Bonacio is seeking a 15-year extended tax abatement plan for his multi-story mixed-use development project planned for a parking lot next to Glens Falls Hospital, off Hudson Avenue. Under the plan, the same abatement developer Peter Hoffman received for the Rogers Building project, the full value of improvements would be exempt from property taxes for 7 ...
10/12/2014Why Roads Cost $2M A Mile in NJ

Oct. 12--TRENTON -- At $2 million a mile, New Jersey spends eight times the national average on its state-controlled highways, a heavy toll that is driving the tax-supported roadway fund dry and forcing officials to rethink how roads are built. New Jersey's transportation project fund is nearly broke, and a handful of voices are encouraging the state to think about economizing as it refinances ...
10/11/2014Union Beach School's Ball Fields to Get $175G Facelift

Oct. 11--UNION BEACH -- Considering the big picture, the frequently unplayable condition of the athletic fields used by the students of Union Beach Memorial School was not a top priority for the district. "It would have been years," Schools Superintendent Joseph Annibale said in response to a question about when the district would have been able to set aside funds for the repairs. "Years." ...
10/11/2014Council Approves $50G in State Grants for Tennis Courts

Oct. 11--EAST HARTFORD -- Efforts to revamp the town-run tennis courts at East Hartford High School received a $49,640 boost in state grants this week. The town council voted Tuesday to use grant money under the Local Capital Improvement Program for the project. The LoCIP money was initially meant for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, but the types of repairs needed at the ...
10/11/2014N.Y. Peace Bridge Project Likely to Triple in Costs

Oct. 11--Costs are on the verge of tripling at New York State's highly touted project to improve highway access to the Peace Bridge and restore Front Park. In addition, the project is now scheduled for completion nearly a year and a half later than what had been originally projected. Court documents filed by neighborhood activists who are trying to stop the project show the state signed a ...
10/10/2014Manchester Builder Cited for 'Serious' OSHA Violations

Oct. 10--VERNON -- A Manchester builder renovating the polluted site of a defunct textile mill has been cited by federal officials for 25 "serious" violations of workplace safety and health standards. Rockville Construction LLC, 61 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, faces $107,100 in fines for inadequate safeguards against lead exposure, respirator deficiencies, falls, and electrical hazards during ...
10/10/2014Hartford Stadium Plan Heading to Council Vote Tuesday

Oct. 10--HARTFORD -- The city council is poised to vote Tuesday on a series of proposals related to a $350 million development project north of downtown that includes a new stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. The council's operations, management, budget and legislative affairs committee voted on Thursday voted to send the proposals back to the council with a favorable recommendation. Four ...
10/10/2014National Grid Gives Grant to the Riviera in North Tonawanda

Oct. 10--National Grid announced Thursday it has given the Riviera in North Tonawanda an $89,500 grant to cover the remaining cost of environmental remediation at the site of a planned addition at the theater. The theater purchased a plot of land behind its Webster Street location, the site of a former auto shop and a gas station, where officials plan to build an addition in the coming years. ...
10/10/2014Brookfield Block Party Aims to 'Create a Buzz' for Four Corners Revitalization

Oct. 10--BROOKFIELD -- First Selectman Bill Tinsley said he hopes the biggest traffic jam in the state on Sunday will be right off the Route 7 bypass exit and Federal Road for the first Four Corners Block Party, a family-friendly event intended to signal the soon-to-be revitalized business district as a destination spot for the community and region. He's also counting on Mother Nature to shine ...
10/10/2014MISA Construction Moving Forward

Oct. 10--The west wall of the auditorium under construction at Greenwich High School is like a huge opened window. Sunlight pours in through the steel frame. And looking through it offers an expansive view of the playing fields. Soon, however, that "window" will be gone. By Thanksgiving, officials overseeing the MISA performing-arts complex expect the auditorium's exterior to be entirely ...

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