|12/11/2013||Local Officials Dispute N.Y.'s Bridge Report|
Dec. 11--State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli accused the state Department of Transportation on Tuesday of doing a sloppy job at monitoring railroad bridge inspections, and complained that one local tourism railroad went for 17 years without a bridge management plan.
|12/11/2013||Voters Approve Thousand Island Capital Project|
Dec. 11--CLAYTON -- Voters in the Thousand Islands Central School District have approved a $4.75 million capital project to improve energy efficiency and security at district buildings.
|12/11/2013||Work on Former Factory in Canajoharie, N.Y. Set to Begin|
Dec. 11--CANAJOHARIE -- Work to demolish parts of the former Beech-Nut factory and rehabilitate other parts is planned to begin on Monday, the president of the company hired to do the work said.
|12/11/2013||Pipeline Planners Sidestep BOCES Campus|
Dec. 11--The routing of the proposed Constitution Pipeline has been adjusted to keep it from running through an area on the campus of a regional BOCES school where students are taught to use such heavy equipment as bulldozers and backhoes.
|12/09/2013||Sandy-Battered Jersey Shore Town Awaits $40M Seawall|
Dec. 09--MANTOLOKING, N.J. -- Work on a $40 million, four-mile-long steel seawall that will extend through this Ocean County town and into the beachfront areas of neighboring Brick Township trounced by Hurricane Sandy could begin early next year, officials said.
|12/10/2013||Environmentalists Condemn Pipeline Plan at Galloway Hearing|
Dec. 10--GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP -- Dozens of environmental advocates and area residents strongly condemned a draft plan that would allow a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands in exchange for $8 million from the pipeline's owner, South Jersey Gas.
|12/10/2013||Hartwick, Meredith Mull Drilling Bans|
Dec. 10--The debate over gas drilling has frothed up in two more local towns -- the Otsego County town of Hartwick and the Delaware County town of Meredith -- where residents are wrestling with initiatives that would keep out heavy industry.
|12/10/2013||Gov. Christie Won't Sign Multistate Petition on Air Quality|
HACKENSACK, N.J. _ Gov. Chris Christie has refused to join a coalition of eight Eastern states seeking to curb air pollution blowing in from Midwest and Southern coal-fired power plants that help make New Jersey's air quality among the worst in the nation.
|12/10/2013||Cape Plans $35M in Road, Bridge Repair Work|
Dec. 10--CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE -- Cape May County usually spends about $11 million a year fixing roads and bridges but next year plans to invest $35 million.
|12/09/2013||Senators: Put Cameras on Train Tracks, Engineers|
NEW YORK - A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
|12/09/2013||Auto Group Builds Gigantic Panel Array to Power Five Watertown Buildings|
Dec. 09--Lots of Christmas lights could be bought for $3 million.
|12/08/2013||Coastal N.J. Homes Raised After Sandy, But Many Roads May Still Flood|
Dec. 08--Raising houses in flood-prone areas has been a key part of rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
|12/06/2013||Officials: Bridgeport on Track for New Train Station|
Dec. 06--BRIDGEPORT -- Those traveling by train Thursday had first-class seats to the demolition of the interconnected Barnum Avenue buildings once symbolic of this city's booming industrial past.
|12/06/2013||Agency: Wider Garden State Parkway Means Fewer Crashes in Atlantic County|
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -- Garden State Parkway officials are promising smoother rides and fewer accidents with the widening of a 10-mile stretch that becomes congested during the summer tourist rush to the Jersey Shore.
|12/07/2013||Bridge in Freehold Township Needs Emergency Repairs|
Dec. 07--FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP _ Stonehurst Boulevard has been closed to traffic between Windsor Drive and Winchester Drive as workers prepare to perform emergency repairs needed to the bridge and culvert over a stream that flows into the Manasquan River.
|12/07/2013||Northeast Corridor High-Speed-Rail Plan Slows to 160 mph|
Dec. 07--Has Amtrak abandoned its vision of 220-mile-per-hour bullet trains speeding up and down the Northeast Corridor?
|12/06/2013||Galloo Island Wind Farm Developers Sued Over Allegedly Unpaid Engineering Bill|
Dec. 06--A Buffalo engineering firm that performed work for a proposed wind farm on Galloo Island has filed suit against the project's developers claiming it has not been fully paid.
|12/03/2013||New Haven Coliseum Project, Tech School Win Key Approvals|
NEW HAVEN >> Two development projects, backed by more than a decade of planning, were granted key approvals by the Board of Alders Monday night.
|12/06/2013||Albany Building Code in Cloud|
Dec. 06--ALBANY -- By spring, city residents will be able to look up building code violators in their neighborhood and city officials are encouraging a citizen army with Internet access to report quality-of-life issues online through a new cloud-based technology portal.
|12/06/2013||Committee OKs Blueprint for Expanded JCIDA Office Building|
Dec. 06--An administrative building with nine offices is a step closer to being built at the Watertown Center for Business and Industry on Starbuck Avenue as the new headquarters for the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency.
|12/05/2013||N.Y. Train Wreck Could Be Case of Highway Hypnosis|
NEW YORK - It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.
|12/05/2013||Alexandria Receives $2.3M in Support for Water Project Development|
Dec. 05--The town of Alexandria will receive $2.3 million in federal grants and loans in order to move forward with its Route 12 water project.
|12/04/2013||U.S. Court: Negligence Not Cause of Collapse of World Trade Center 7|
NEW YORK -- Negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, absolving a developer and others of responsibility in the destruction of the 47-story building.
|12/05/2013||Jain Irrigation Passes on Building New Plant in Watertown Industrial Park|
Dec. 05--Jain Irrigation will not proceed with plans to construct a $10 million facility on the last empty lots in the City Center Industrial Park.
|12/05/2013||Officials Question Pinelands Pipeline|
Dec. 05--NEW LISBON -- Multiple Pinelands Commission members railed against a draft memoranda of agreement to allow a 24-mile natural gas pipeline through preserved forest, saying the proposal had the appearance of a conflict of interest.