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04/17/2015State providing $12.5 million for NCCC project

April 17--SANBORN -- Niagara Community College's bid to build a new "learning commons" received a $12.5 million boost on Thursday. During a press conference on the campus, state Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, announced the appropriation of $12.5 million from the New York State budget to help transform the college's Henrietta G. Lewis library into a technologically sophisticated "learning ...
04/16/2015Warren County bridge project stalled by state delay

April 16--HORICON -- Warren County's plans to build a new bridge over the Schroon River have been stalled by the state's inability to tell the county what type of state land the bridge would cross, but Horicon's supervisor said this week he would rather see an alternative project pursued for residents who were cut off by the closure of a bridge six years ago. A dispute over state land that ...
04/14/2015Colonie to hear Wolf Road hotel plans

April 14--COLONIE -- The developers of a hotel and office building along Wolf Road said they have a hotel company and office headquarters lined up, although they weren't yet prepared Monday to identify them. First Columbia LLC said in a filing with the town of Colonie that it has attracted a brand for the proposed hotel, a six-story, 200-room structure, as well as a tenant for its office ...
04/14/201569th Street terminal building getting upgrade

April 14--A $19.6 million project to transform a century-old building at the gritty 69th Street terminal complex into a sleek, modern structure that will be greener and more passenger-friendly was officially begun Monday. "This is going to be a model for how we will be able to make old buildings sustainable," said Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.), one of several politicians at Monday's ...
04/12/2015Orleans, N.Y. Considers Options for Bringing Clean Water to Route 12

April 12--LAFARGEVILLE -- The town of Orleans will mull over connecting to the town of Alexandria Bay water system or creating their own water treatment facility to connect homes with contaminated water along Route 12. Town Engineer Robert J. Campany said connecting to the waterline that is going to be constructed this spring from the village of Alexandria Bay would be easier to be built. He ...
04/11/2015325-Mile, $4B Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, New England

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York landowners along the planned 124-mile Constitution Pipeline are getting details of a second major natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through their property, this one a 325-mile link from Pennsylvania to New England. Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting ...
04/10/2015Former Hamburg, N.Y. Convent Slated for $50M Housing Project

April 10--A sprawling former Southtowns convent that at one time housed several hundred Catholic nuns is slated to become a mixture of market-rate apartments, townhomes, retail space and an assisted-living facility after a team of new owners took control of the property this week. The former Immaculate Conception Convent property at 5272 South Park Ave. was acquired Wednesday by Nick Sinatra's ...
04/09/2015Delaware County Gives Cool Reception to Pipeline Planners

April 09--DELHI -- The proposed Tennessee Gas Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project drew a chilly reception Wednesday from Delaware County's top official and several other members of the county's Board of Supervisors. "It's upsetting a lot of our constituents," James Eisel Sr., the Harpersfield town supervisor and the chairman of the county board, told a cadre of NED pipeline ...
04/08/2015Radioactive Past No Barrier to Manchester, N.J. Development

April 08--MANCHESTER -- Decades ago a portion of the former Heritage Minerals' mining quarry was dotted with signs warning of radiation. In the future, that space could be transformed into a grass-covered park not far from thousands of new homes and businesses. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission once licensed operations at the mining quarry, spread over 7,000 acres of forest wedged between ...
04/08/2015Editorial: A Secret SUNY Expansion

April 08--We would like to think only good things are happening at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Albany, but it's difficult to tell because the public is usually the last to know. Case in point: The recently issued request for proposals to build dormitories for up to 500 students near SUNY Poly, which includes what used to be known as the College of Nanoscale Science and ...
04/07/2015Pilgrim Village Developers Scaling Back Project Near Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

April 07--The developers of a proposed new mid-rise apartment building on the Pilgrim Village site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are scaling back their project and rearranging their parking plans to reduce costs and address problems they encountered with the previous design. Pilgrim Village owner MHT Holdings Inc. and partner McGuire Development Co. have cut back the first ...
04/07/2015N.Y. Revamps Brownfields Cleanups, Tightens NYC Tax Credits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is tightening the tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated commercial and industrial sites called brownfields, generally limiting the rebuilding credits in New York City to less lucrative property. Established in 2003, the program will run 10 more years under the deal recently approved by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state budget. ...
04/07/2015NYC Officials: Four Construction Workers Seriously Injured in Partial Wall Collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say four construction workers were hurt at a building being demolished near Grand Central Terminal when a crumbling interior wall fell and hit them. A fire department spokesman says the men were all taken to Bellevue Hospital Center after the accident occurred about 10 a.m. Tuesday; they were in stable condition. Richard Wilde, the citywide coordinator ...
04/07/2015Watertown Arena Project Moves Ahead With 4-1 Vote

April 07--WATERTOWN -- Councilman Joseph M. Butler Jr. said it basically came down to wasting nearly $700,000 on design costs for an arena project that would not get done. In discussing his decision to support the project Monday night, Mr. Butler said he would not be able to explain spending that much money and then not completing the much-debated, long-awaited upgrade of the Watertown ...
04/01/2015N.Y. State Budget Includes $200M for Clean Water Projects

April 01--Grants totaling $200 million for clean water projects for municipalities were approved in the new state budget, an issue environmental groups and local governments pushed as they deal with straining infrastructures. The spending was backed by Democratic Assemblymen Steve Otis of Westchester County and John McDonald of Albany County. "We are both former mayors and we know sewer and ...
03/31/2015NYC Blast Probe Highlights Problem of Stealing Gas

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking. The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect another round of gas-pipe tampering caused a fiery explosion at the same building, killing two people, injuring nearly two dozen and ...
03/29/2015Two Bodies Found After Gas Explosion in NYC's East Village

NEW YORK (AP) — Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth. Authorities had been looking for signs of two missing men since Thursday's explosion, in which 22 people ...
03/25/2015Former Hess Terminal in Edgewater, N.J. Primed for Reuse

March 25--The former Hess Corp. terminal in Edgewater, prime real estate on the Hudson Gold Coast, is being prepped for redevelopment, acquired by two companies for $26 million and already cleared of its oil tanks. Oil giant Hess sold the nearly 20 acres at 615 River Road late last year to The Maxal Group of New York City and EnviroFinance Group LLC of Denver, according to CoStar, which tracks ...
03/25/2015Larsen Engineer Performs Study for Solar-Power System for Lewis County, N.Y.

March 25--LOWVILLE -- Representative from Larsen Engineers gave the Lewis County Board of Legislators' Ways and Means Committee on Monday an overview of how the company will assist the county in finding the best option for a solar energy system. The study is costing the county $2,500. The company will engineer and manage construction for 5 percent of the total construction cost if the project ...
03/24/2015MGM Breaks Ground on $800M Casino in Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — With confetti and fanfare, MGM officially broke ground Tuesday on an $800 million casino in western Massachusetts that represents the largest economic development project the region has seen in generations. Hundreds attended the ceremony held on a cold but sunny day in front of an old school the casino plans to raze to make way for a parking lot. The groundbreaking ...
03/23/2015MTA Awards $236.5M Contract for Repairs to Queens Midtown Tunnel in NYC

March 23--The MTA moved to award a $236.5 million contract to bring the Queens Midtown Tunnel back to its condition before Superstorm Sandy struck New York. The MTA's bridges and tunnels committee voted to have Judlau Contracting handle the repair work set to begin this summer. "The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a vital part of the transportation network for the entire Metropolitan area, and by ...
03/19/2015Work Begins in Hamburg for $51M FedEx Distribution Center

March 19--Workers have started to clear a 51-acre parcel of vacant land in Hamburg on part of a former Bethlehem Steel Corp. property, in preparation for starting construction on a $51 million distribution center for FedEx Ground Transport. Jones Development Co., a Kansas City-based developer that frequently works with FedEx Corp. on its major facilities, plans to build a 320,000-square-foot ...
03/19/2015$9B Renovation Plan for NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Rejected

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A plan to transform the nation's busiest bus terminal from a crumbling eyesore in the heart of New York City into a gleaming new facility stalled on Thursday as transit officials rejected the approximately $9 billion price tag and demanded cheaper options. Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area transit hubs, revolted against the ...
03/19/2015Repairs Coming for Lockport's Big Bridge

March 19--Starting this summer, Lockport's Big Bridge will undergo construction at the hands of the state Department of Transportation. Rolando Moreno, from the city's engineering department, said the DOT would like to begin making repairs to the Big Bridge on Main Street in the next four to six weeks. During that time traffic will be diverted at certain times, along with sidewalks being ...
03/19/2015St. Lawrence County Plans to Construct New Radio Towers

March 19--CANTON -- Starting this spring, St. Lawrence County plans to construct three or four new free-standing radio towers to improve communication among first responders at an emergency scene and county dispatchers at the Public Safety Complex. Emergency Services Director Michael J. LeCuyer said the first project will involve constructing a new tower at Kimball Hill, town of Russell, then ...

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