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03/05/2015National Fuel Gas Pipeline Approved

March 05--National Fuel Gas has received permission from federal energy regulators to move ahead with its plans to build a pipeline that will stretch from the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania to Niagara Falls. The Federal Energy Regulatory Agency this week granted authorization to National Fuel's Northern Access 2015 pipeline project, which is being built in conjunction with Tennessee ...
03/04/2015Williamsville Community Forum to Focus on $27M Overhaul of Athletic Complexes at High Schools

March 04--Taxpayers in the Williamsville Central School District will get their chance Thursday to ask questions and air concerns about a $27 million plan to overhaul the athletic complexes at Williamsville North, South and East high schools. A community meeting on the district proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, where much of the ...
03/04/2015Lockport Planners Approve Microbrewery, Condo Project

March 04--LOCKPORT -- The Town of Lockport Planning Board granted its final approvals Tuesday to a new microbrewery restaurant and to a 20-unit condominium project. Kevin and Kelly Krupski, town residents planning to go into the beer business, were granted a special-use permit for the NY Beer Project, to be erected on South Transit Road near the intersection with Tonawanda Creek Road. The ...
03/03/2015Los Angeles Developer Wants Shuttered Revel Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th hour bid to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel. Izek Shomov has submitted a letter of interest to Revel AC, offering to buy the casino for $80 million. He is reviving the former Rialto Theater in South Pasadena, as well as the former Sears building in downtown Los Angeles. A ...
03/03/2015Pipeline Foes Ask DEC to Block Permit

March 03--Opponents of the proposed Constitution Pipeline have flooded state regulators with comments urging the rejection of water permits the $700 million natural gas transmission system needs before it can be built. Anne Marie Garti, an environmental lawyer from East Meredith and one of the organizers of Stop the Pipeline, estimated that the state Department of Environmental Conservation ...
03/03/2015River Hospital Plans $14M Expansion to Expand Mental Health Services

March 03--ALEXANDRIA BAY -- Positioning itself to become a leading provider of mental health services for the region's military and civilian populations, River Hospital has planned a $14 million project to build a three-story addition to its Fuller Street building. A $14 million state grant, including a $2 million match to be raised by the hospital, would pay for the 30,000-square-foot ...
03/02/2015Watertown Spends $700,000 on Ill-Fated Arena Project

March 02--WATERTOWN -- The city will shell out nearly $700,000 on the design and other expenses associated with the Watertown Municipal Arena's upgrade, only for the plans to end up on a shelf in City Hall. So far, the city has spent $621,803, of which most has gone to pay Stantec Consulting Services, Rochester, to design the $10.3 million arena overhaul. Council members are expected to lack ...
03/02/2015Brooklyn Bridge Repairs $100M Over Budget

NEW YORK (AP) — Records show that repair work on the Brooklyn Bridge is $100 million over budget and the completion date has been pushed back again. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1M3CCIX ) says engineers discovered over 3,000 new structural problems on the span. They include cracks in steel beams and fraying cables. That newly-found damage will increase the repair costs to more than $600 ...
02/27/2015Buffalo to Help Minority and Women-Owned Construction Firms

Feb. 27--City officials are working to create a new business development center in Buffalo to help start and grow more minority- and women-owned construction contractors, as they seek to fill a void often cited by real estate developers who struggle to meet minority staffing requirements on construction projects. The city has been working for about six months on a plan to develop the Beverly ...
02/26/2015Cohoes Counts on Cohoes Hotel Development to Transform Remsen Street

Feb. 26--COHOES -- The city will take over the Cohoes Hotel Tuesday in what city officials hope will be an important step in the redevelopment of Remsen Street. Developer Uri Kaufman, who transformed Harmony Mills into an upscale residential setting with 320 apartments, is donating the 23-unit hotel at 134 Remsen St. to the Cohoes Local Development Corp. The 20 occupants, city officials said, ...
02/26/2015Gouverneur Residents to Vote Tuesday on $31.45M School Capital Project

Feb. 26--GOUVERNEUR -- Residents in the Gouverneur Central School District head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a proposed $31.45 million capital project that includes renovations and reconfiguration of grade levels at the district's three school buildings. Voting will be from 1 to 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 133 E. Barney St. Voters should use the Rock Island Street entrance. School ...
02/25/2015Watertown Arena Project Could Hinge on Votes of Two Council Members

Feb. 25--WATERTOWN -- The long-awaited renovation of the Watertown Municipal Arena might be on thin ice if two City Council members cannot be persuaded to vote for the approximately $10 million project Monday night. Teresa R. Macaluso and Joseph M. Butler must give their blessing to bond for the project or it might not proceed. With four votes needed to bond the project, Mayor Jeffrey E. ...
02/25/2015Laborers Berate Bills That Would Ease 'Prevailing Wage' Rules

Feb. 25--MIDDLETOWN -- Fifteen bills that would reduce the number of public construction projects that pay union wages inspired vehement opposition from hundreds of union construction workers, far more than could fit Tuesday night in a standing-room-only hearing room. The audience at times applauded pro-worker speakers and at times heckled legislators or a town official advocating for ...
02/25/2015NY Transit Officials Review Safety After Train-Car Collision

NEW YORK (AP) — Transportation officials said Wednesday they are reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings throughout suburban New York including adding warning signs, red-light cameras and sensors that would alert a train of the presence of a vehicle on the tracks after an SUV collided with a Metro-North commuter train, killing six people. The chairman of the Metropolitan ...
02/25/2015Judge OKs Eminent Domain for Pipeline

Feb. 25--The proposed Constitution Pipeline project has taken a major advance forward, with a federal judge granting it eminent domain rights to easements on properties whose owners had been resisting right-of-way agreements. Pipeline construction is now expected to begin this summer, said Christopher Stockton, a spokesman for Williams Partners, the energy company that is the lead partner in ...
02/25/2015Brighton Apartments Project Receives $792,000 Grant

Feb. 25--WATERTOWN -- Neighbors of Watertown Inc. has received a nearly $800,000 financial boost for its plans to renovate the Brighton Apartments and part of Empsall Plaza on Court Street. Gary C. Beasley, executive director of Neighbors, recently got word that the housing agency received the $792,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. It will use the grant to upgrade 36 units ...
02/25/2015Christie Pick Approved for Pinelands Panel

Feb. 25--TRENTON -- The third time was the charm for Robert Barr, a Gov. Chris Christie nominee for a seat on the Pinelands Commission. Despite protests from environmentalists at the public hearing Tuesday that Barr is cozy with pro-development forces, Barr was confirmed for a three-year term in a 7-5-1 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was the third time the Ocean City resident had ...
02/25/2015More Subway Delays Ahead if NYC Can't Fund Transit Budget

NEW YORK (AP) — It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us." Every New Yorker who rides the subway to work each day — all 6 million of them, on the busiest days — has heard that message echoed over the loudspeakers when a train car has come to an unexpected halt. What most commuters ...
02/24/2015SolarCity's Structural Steel Rising

Feb. 24--The construction of the sprawling SolarCity complex at RiverBend in South Buffalo is moving into its next phase, with the first structural steel going up for what will become one of the world's biggest solar panel factories. Despite the record cold this month and November's record snowfall, the project remains on schedule, with expectations that SolarCity will be able to start ...
02/24/2015Whistleblowers, Activists Call for Federal Probe Into Peace Bridge Road Project

Feb. 24--WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C.-based whistleblowers group and neighborhood activists near the Peace Bridge are seeking a federal investigation of the state's project to improve highway access at the span, accusing the Cuomo administration official in charge of the project of ignoring a key environmental law -- and committing a criminal offense by misleading the public about it. In ...
02/24/2015$10.5M UNH Dining Hall Expansion Plans to be Presented

Feb. 24--DURHAM -- Design plans for a $10.5 million expansion to UNH dining hall Holloway Commons have been finalized and will be presented to the Durham Planning Board on Wednesday. Both board members and members of the public will be able to make comments during the public hearing on the project, which will begin at 7 p.m. The University System Board of Trustees approved the 9,000 square ...
02/24/2015Manchester, Conn., Board Gets Report On New School

Feb. 24--MANCHESTER -- The school board heard an update on capital projects Monday night, including work on a new school, district-wide security upgrades and renovation of Manchester High School's athletic facilities. Voters in November approved funding for a new fifth- and sixth-grade school as part of an $84.2 million school modernization referendum. The school will combine Bennet Academy, ...
02/23/2015Builder Plans Mix of Affordable and Luxury Apartments in Milford, N.H.

Feb. 23--MILFORD -- The last big undeveloped piece of land in east Milford could be developed into a four-building apartment complex. Ron Dupont, owner of Red Oak Apartment Homes LLC, brought preliminary designs to the Milford Planning Board Feb. 18. Located on Capron Road, off Nashua Street, the complex would have a mix of affordable and luxury units on 25 acres, he said, in four buildings ...
02/23/2015Expanding Gardner's Basin Part of A.C. Revitalization Plan

Feb. 23--ATLANTIC CITY -- In the shadow of the casinos lies Gardner's Basin -- a quaint, fishing village-like swath in the city's Northeast Inlet that many consider a gem, one that's been hidden and underused for decades. That's about to change as Atlantic City, faced with an uncertain economic future that must depend less on gambling, hopes an ambitious plan to transform Gardner's Basin into ...
02/22/2015Clifton-Fine School Project Up for Revote in March

Feb. 22--STAR LAKE -- Residents in the Clifton-Fine Central School District will head to the polls March 17 to revote on a capital project that was narrowly defeated in December. This time, district officials have divided the project into two separate propositions. A public information session to discuss the plan is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 3 in the school auditorium, 11 Hall Ave. School ...

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