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04/24/2014Port Authority Board Delays 2 Key Votes; Debate Intensifies Over NJ Transit Lot, WTC Deal

April 24--The Port Authority postponed two controversial decisions on Wednesday amid rare public debate by its commissioners, as the embattled agency tries to shed its reputation for hashing out deals behind closed doors. The strong opinions and sharp words voiced by the commissioners at their monthly meeting represented a departure from years of unanimous votes and little public discussion. ...
04/24/2014Nonprofit to Take Over Planned Mystic Retirement Project

April 24--MYSTIC -- A new 179-unit retirement community off Coogan Boulevard will be operated by Masonicare, a Wallingford-based not-for-profit company, after a previous management company failed to meet its financial obligations. The upscale community on 18 acres will include both independent and assisted rental units, said Margaret Steeves, director of marketing and communications for ...
04/23/20143 WTC Deal Discussed by Port Authority

April 23--A Port Authority vote on a $1.2 billion loan to finance construction of 3 World Trade Center was postponed until at least next month at a meeting Wednesday where agency commissioners debated the agreement. Port Authority executive director Pat Foye told commissioners that the financial proposal would be a fair deal for the agency once a "small handful of open but significant items" ...
04/23/2014UConn Trustees Approve Funding for Hartford Campus Design

April 23--STORRS -- The University of Connecticut's board of trustees Wednesday approved spending another $9 million on planning and design for its new downtown Hartford campus, now with a smaller building and greater use of shared space to meet classroom needs. A total of $10 million -- $1 million was approved last summer -- is expected to be spent on design and planning for the relocation ...
04/23/2014Howe Caverns Owner Poised to Roll Dice on Casino Play

April 23--Howe Caverns Development Chief Executive Officer Emil Galasso said Tuesday that he will today wire $1 million to a special state account in order to meet the filing deadline for proposed casino projects authorized in a state referendum last November. The transmittal of the money effectively gives Galasso a seat at the table while he tries to nail down an agreement with a developer ...
04/23/2014State Budget Includes $9M for Projects at Niagara Falls State Park

April 23--Niagara Falls State Park will receive the largest chunk of revenue dedicated to parks improvements in Western New York under the new state budget. In released issued by his office Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $19.2 million has been dedicated as part of the spending plan for the coming year to cover eight projects in seven parks and recreation sites in the Niagara region. Included ...
04/23/2014DOT Plans to Repair William Street Bridge in Gouverneur

April 23--GOUVERNEUR -- The state Department of Transportation is proposing a $3.4 million rehabilitation of the William Street bridge that will reroute traffic onto Hailesboro Street. If everything goes smoothly, the work could take place next summer, which would mean the third year in a row of major road work in the village, but it more likely will happen in 2016 over one construction ...
04/23/2014Watertown City Council Awards Contracts for Municipal Water System Upgrade

April 23--WATERTOWN -- The Watertown City Council awarded contracts Monday night for a nearly $1 million project to upgrade its municipal water distribution system. The $974,000 project aims to increase the city's water distribution capacity by installing 3,000 linear feet of a new 16-inch water main. The project should improve the peak flow deliveries from city reservoirs, reduce discharge ...
04/23/2014Norwich OKs Four Utility Budgets, All With Customer Rates Unaffected

April 23--NORWICH -- In a half hour's time, the Board of Public Utilities Commissioners approved four budgets for electricity, natural gas, water and sewer Tuesday that all call for no changes to customer rates while at the same time increasing spending for major projects and technology upgrades. It's the second straight year that Norwich Public Utilities officials presented budgets with no ...
04/23/2014UConn Downsizes Plan for Hartford Times Site

April 23--HARTFORD -- The University of Connecticut plans to construct a significantly smaller building in downtown Hartford and make greater use of shared space in nearby venues to meet the classroom needs of its new regional campus, university officials said Tuesday. The university initially envisioned a structure of 220,000 square feet, but now it has downsized the building to 140,000 ...
04/22/2014Manchester Board Approves School Facilities Plan

April 22--MANCHESTER -- The board of education unanimously approved a school facilities improvement plan Monday night that includes the creation of two large elementary schools and the closing of two others. The proposal now goes to the board of directors, who will consider a bonding referendum in November. The school board's recommendation has two phases. The first part includes creation of a ...
04/22/2014Guilford's New High School Project Moving Along

April 22--GUILFORD -- Ten months after the groundbreaking for the town's new $92 million high school, officials said at Monday's Board of Finance meeting that the construction project is moving along smoothly. "There's no reason for me to believe that anything is out of sorts (with the project)," said Michael Ayles, a member of the Board of Finance. Aside from a minimal update on the status of ...
04/21/2014Schumer Opposes Change That Threatens Niagara Falls Block Grants

April 21--NIAGARA FALLS -- The City of Niagara Falls is in danger of losing out on $2.2 million in guaranteed money used for things like demolition of blighted housing and youth programs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking to alter a policy that would affect the dispersal of Community Development Block Grant funds to cities like the Falls, whose population has ...
04/21/2014Racino Owners Drop Saratoga Casino Plans

April 21--EAST GREENBUSH -- The owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have begun telling local officials that they are abandoning plans to bid for a full-blown casino at the 10-year-old racino in favor of a new site in East Greenbush, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The about-face comes less than a week after the Rensselaer County town quietly passed a generic ...
04/21/2014Court Rejects Exxon Mobil Appeal of $105M Verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ...
04/21/2014City of Watertown Expected to Award Contracts for $1M Water Main Project

April 21--WATERTOWN -- The Watertown City Council is expected to award contracts tonight for a nearly $1 million project to upgrade its municipal water-distribution system. The $974,000 project aims to increase the city's water distribution capacity by installing 3,000 linear feet of a new 16-inch water main. The project is anticipated to improve the peak flow deliveries from city reservoirs, ...
04/20/2014Developer Keeps After His Big Casino Dreams

April 20--ALBANY -- On Jan. 21, David M. Flaum and his son Asher made a presentation to a town board in Sullivan County about their vision for a Catskills casino that would bring 1,500 permanent jobs to one of the most economically depressed regions of upstate. "This would be my only casino," Flaum told the Mamakating Town Board. He went on to describe an environmentally sensitive, ...
04/20/2014Brightfields Given Second Extension for Highland Site Remediation Work

April 20--A North End brownfield remediation project has hit a snag, but work to clean up the site continues to move forward. Brightfields Corporation LLC, a company working to remediate a plot of land on the corner of Highland and Beech avenues and convert it into an industrial park and recreational park, was granted an extension for the effort by the city council at its meeting last week. ...
04/20/2014$41M Niagara Falls Train Station is Back on Track

April 20--NIAGARA FALLS -- Decades-old plans for a new train station in the city appear to be finally coming to fruition. Groundbreaking on the last phase of a $41 million Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center may begin as soon as next month after a construction contract was awarded to a Falls firm last week. Scrufari Construction will soon turn the ...
04/18/2014New Haven Developer to Allow State Archaeologist to Monitor Site for Artifacts

April 18--By Jim Shelton NEW HAVEN -- A downtown developer has agreed to allow the state archaeologist to observe the excavation of a building site that may contain historical artifacts. State archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni said Friday that Middletown-based CenterPlan will let him "monitor activities and recover and record any artifacts." Bellantoni already has visited the site, located ...
04/18/2014Long-Delayed Brookfield Development to Proceed

April 18--BROOKFIELD -- Barnbeck Place, a 165-unit apartment complex at the site of the former Tractor Barn store, recently received the go-ahead from the Zoning Commission on site plan modifications. First proposed more than 10 years ago, construction is now ready to proceed. "It's going to be nice to finally get something going over there," said Matt Grimes, Zoning Commission vice chairman, ...
04/18/2014Construction on Veterans Memorial In Middletown to Begin in May

April 18--MIDDLETOWN -- Sixty-five trees will be planted at Veterans Memorial Park this year in honor of the 65 state soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. Veterans groups and state officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Connecticut Trees of Honor memorial. Work to plant the trees, dig a central pond and make a walkway will begin in May. "What we are ...
04/17/2014Developer Submits Zoning Applications for West Hartford Center Hotel

April 17--WEST HARTFORD -- The developers of a proposed 117-room boutique hotel on Raymond Road submitted their zoning applications to the town on Wednesday, moving the hotel one step closer to being built. The applications will be received by the town council at its meeting April 24, and set for a public hearing at a future meeting, likely at the end of May. The town plan and zoning ...
04/17/2014Bethany Airport Soon to Become Community Center

April 17--BETHANY -- Construction plans for the Bethany Airport Community Center are finally taking off, following eight years of committee meetings, fundraising, approvals and a bit of small-town political haggling. Airport Renovation Committee Chairman Art Slicer said the center, which includes a 7,000-square-foot activity room, kitchen, patio area, and small airport museum, is scheduled to ...
04/17/2014Ballston Project Gains $3.3M Aid

April 17--BALLSTON -- A Cleveland-based housing developer has been awarded $3.3 million by the state to build 52 units of affordable housing for workers in Ballston around the Luther Forest Technology Campus, the home of GlobalFoundries' massive chip fab operation and a hub for high-tech jobs. Calling the tech park in Malta and Stillwater "one of the critical engines of job growth and economic ...

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