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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 ...
09/11/2014Amount of Housing in Outer Harbor Plan Draws Criticism From Residents

Sept. 11--Many people who came to learn about the suggested plan for the outer harbor this week were happy to hear about open spaces, greater access to the lake's shoreline, preserved woodlands and wildlife corridors, along with family-friendly attractions that included a waterfront promenade, an amphitheater and a "destination playground." Those features also had proven to be popular at ...
09/11/2014Pegulas' Winning Bid Makes Buffalo Bills Stadium Decision Less Urgent

Sept. 11--ALBANY -- The decision about whether the Buffalo Bills will get a new stadium, renovate their existing home or keep things as they are for now has become less urgent, now that Terry and Kim Pegula have been announced as the winning bidders for the team. That was the consensus of some state and local officials involved in the new stadium review process on Wednesday, a day after the ...
09/10/2014Revel Says it Has $90M Offer to Buy Closed Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if ...
09/10/2014Enfield Roofer Fined Nearly $300K; Failed To Equip Workers With Fall Protection In New Britain

Sept. 10--Federal authorities have fined an Enfield roofing contractor nearly $300,000 for willful safety violations at two New Britain work sites. The Gleason Roofing Co,, which has a history of serious violations, "deliberately and repeatedly" failed to use the mandated fall-protection gear for workers at the two job sites, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a ...
09/10/2014Park South Developer Backs Off Parts of Tax Break Bid

Sept. 10--ALBANY -- The developer seeking a nearly $27 million property tax break for 268 new apartments in Park South is backing off requests for guarantees that those payments it does make won't unexpectedly spike -- but the length and projected value of the tax break would remain essentially unchanged. The reversal is revealed in a memo to the members of Albany Industrial Development ...
09/10/2014Lockport Rejects Bids for Anticipated Projects

Sept. 10--Two projects the Town of Lockport hoped to complete by the end of this year will be put off until the next construction season. The town board on Monday rejected the sole bid it received for installation of two signs that would announce entry to the Transit North Canalway Corridor. The signs were to be placed on either side of the Robinson Road/South Transit Road intersection, one in ...
09/10/2014Montville Seeks More Information on Gas Line Expansion

Sept. 10--NORWICH -- Algonquin Gas Transmission's plan to expand the capacity of its gas lines could benefit Montville's ability to attract new commercial development, but the town needs more information about the project, said Dusty White, a member of Montville's Economic Development and Inland Wetland commissions. White made his comments Tuesday during a public hearing of the Federal Energy ...
09/09/2014World Trade Center Complex on Way to Completion

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after 9/11 forever changed the New York skyline, officials say most work at the World Trade Center complex is on track and on budget. The complex sits on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks and plans include four buildings, the 9/11 memorial and museum, a shopping center, and a transportation hub, known as the oculus. The memorial and museum have opened, as ...
09/09/2014Work Will Pour $6M Into Lake George Project

Sept. 09--LAKE GEORGE -- State officials formally unveiled plans Monday for a revamped Million Dollar Beach that will include an expanded boat launch with boat washing station, new parking lot, rerouted traffic and two new fishing piers. The $6.3 million project will also include repaving of the Beach Road beach's parking lot with porous pavement to lessen the impact of stormwater runoff and ...
09/09/2014Neptune Residents Want Apartment Proposal Stopped

Sept. 09--NEPTUNE -- A group of residents says the township doesn't need hundreds of new apartments, and their 18-month rally to stop the latest development proposal here is expected to continue Wednesday. Friends of Neptune, a neighborhood organization of about 30 residents from Neptune Manor, is pleading for the township Zoning Board of Adjustment to deny a 312-unit luxury apartment complex ...
09/09/2014Hartford to Pay 8% Annually for Stadium Project

Sept. 09--HARTFORD -- The city would pay $3.77 million annually for the first five years it leases a minor league baseball stadium that is part of a sweeping redevelopment plan, according to projections in city documents and the developer's plan. For the first five years of a 25-year lease, Hartford would pay a developer 8 percent of the aggregate cost of building the baseball stadium, records ...

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