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10/21/2014Dairy Process Center Coming to SUNY Cobleskill

Oct. 21--Thanks to an unexpected $1 million commitment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, a dairy processing center will soon be developed at the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard A. Ball announced the funding at the 2014 New York State Yogurt Summit on Wednesday at Cornell University, according ...
10/21/2014Death on GlobalFoundries Jobsite Nets Fine

Oct. 21--MALTA -- A Buffalo-based construction company working on the expansion of the GlobalFoundries microchip plant in Malta faces a $7,000 fine by federal safety officials for the accidental death of a worker there who was crushed by an air exchanger unit that tipped over while being moved into place. John W. Danforth Co., which also has an office in Clifton Park, was cited for a serious ...
10/21/2014Rensselaer Gets New Wharf

Oct. 21--RENSSELAER -- For years, while millions of dollars of improvements were made on the Albany side of the Port of Albany, the Rensselaer side languished with rotting piers and areas where it wouldn't be safe to stand. But on Monday, it was Rensselaer's turn, as Albany Port District Commission General Manager unveiled an $8.5 million, 600-foot concrete and steel wharf that was finished ...
10/21/2014Hartford Hospital Embarks on $150M Expansion

Oct. 21--HARTFORD -- Hartford Hospital plans to break ground Tuesday on an architecturally dramatic, $150 million Bone and Joint Institute, the first new patient building on its campus in decades. Renderings show two white buildings with curvy exterior walls and rounded edges, which from the sky could almost pass for bones themselves, connected by a ligament. The ligament is a third-story ...
10/21/2014Schenectady's $15M Amtrak Station Upgrades Begin

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $15 million project that will replace the Amtrak station in Schenectady and alleviate delays for passenger trains. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1opybAT ) that construction crews have started work on a new platform that will allow for a second track to be built between Albany and Schenectady. The extra track will be used by ...
10/21/2014N.J. Affordable Housing Agency Deadlocks on New Rules

Oct. 21--TRENTON -- Despite a looming deadline ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday failed to approve new rules governing the creation of affordable housing. Even so, the outcome was cheered by affordable housing and environmental interest groups, who said the rules before the board would not require enough affordable housing to be built to ...
10/20/2014Echoing Biden's Criticism, Gov. Cuomo Presses for Better N.Y. Airports

Oct. 20--Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York airports revitalized to shed their reputations as facilities befitting a "third-world country" -- the phrase Vice President Joe Biden had used to describe LaGuardia. Cuomo Monday joined Biden at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens to announce a competition to create "master plans" for the city's two major airports. "He was right, ...
10/20/2014HarborCenter Construction Crane Coming Down This Week

Oct. 20--In a sign that the new hockey rinks and restaurants at the HarborCenter are getting close to opening later this month, the giant yellow crane that has towered over the construction site for more than a year is on its way down. "It's been hectic. It's been fast paced," said Shawn Foti, project manager for Clark Rigging & Rental. "The Pegulas want to open up and start getting hockey ...
10/20/2014Ansonia Starts at the Top for Infrastructure Repair Projects

Oct. 20--ANSONIA -- Three city-owned buildings are in line to get some much-needed new roofs over their heads. The Board of Aldermen during its Oct. 14 meeting unanimously approved bids for the roofing projects. The projects were included in an overall $5 million bond referendum for city infrastructure improvements that residents approved last November. City officials had said with interest ...
10/19/2014New Tony Roma's, Hotel Renovation Among Falls Jobs for Waterbourne Construction Advisors

Oct. 19--An Amherst construction management company, already active in the changing face of downtown, has begun work on two new projects -- a new Tony Roma's restaurant and a complete renovation of a vacant hotel on Buffalo Avenue overlooking the Niagara River. The three partners of the company, standing at the site of what will soon be a new Doubletree Hotel, said that doing business in the ...
10/18/2014Site for Greek Church Near WTC Gets Blessing

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of members of New York's Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan that will replace a house of worship that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In his remarks at the construction site, the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America recalled his dismay when, on Sept. 12, 2001, he ...
10/18/2014Simmers Crane Moving to City of Tonawanda

Oct. 18--Construction has begun on a new manufacturing and office site across the street from Spaulding Commerce Park that will be the new location of the Tonawanda branch of Simmers Crane. The company has been located on Fire Tower Drive in the Town of Tonawanda for 16 years. However, as business has expanded, they have outgrown their current location. "The majority of our customers are ...
10/18/2014Grant Approved for RMP South Project

Oct. 18--New York state economic development officials this week approved funding for the reconfiguration of a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls. During a meeting Thursday in New York City, the Empire State Development Board of Directors authorized a grant of up to $10 million for the infrastructure project. The award is part of a package totaling $19 million ...
10/17/2014N.J. Has 80 Percent of Easements Needed for Dune, Beach Work

Oct. 17--New Jersey has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements it needs to go ahead with dune construction and beach widening, to protect shorefronts against future storms, state officials announced Thursday. But even though about 2,400 easements have been secured, about 450 holdouts remain, which could lead to expensive and time-consuming court battles, officials said. "We ...
10/17/2014Army Corps Eyes Impact of Pipeline on Environment

Oct. 17--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised new concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, and is directing the project's planners to complete provide more data. The federal agency listed its concerns in a letter to the Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC that was released this week by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the panel of ...
10/17/2014Like Other Colleges, Fredonia Forges Ahead With New Science Facility

Oct. 17--FREDONIA -- This leafy campus of I.M. Pei poured-concrete buildings and funky outdoor sculptures has long been known in the State University of New York system for its arts and music programs. But with the official opening and dedication today of Fredonia's first new academic building in 30 years, the college hopes to raise its profile considerably in the sciences. Like colleges ...
10/16/2014Kamman Building in Larkinville Gets a $2M Makeover

Oct. 16--A Buffalo architectural firm has completed its historic renovation of the Kamman Building in Larkinville into a blend of office and residential space, marking the latest restoration in the growing and trendy district east of downtown. Chaintreuil/Jensen/Stark Architects LLP spent $2 million in stages over six years to restore the onetime meat market and grocery store at 755 Seneca St. ...
10/16/2014Asnuntuck Manufacturing Center Nears Completion of $2.2M Expansion

Oct. 16--The manufacturing technology center at Asnuntuck Community College is completing a $2.2 million renovation that educators say will give students more opportunities for learning. Construction is set to be completed before the end of the month. The expansion includes new state-of-the-art equipment, such as a water jet cutter and plasma cutter, and expanded space for the college's ...
10/16/2014Stonington School Project on Fast Track to Referendum

Oct. 16--Stonington -- After almost two decades of discussion and delays, it appears the effort to upgrade the town's elementary schools is on the fast track to possible voter approval. June Strunk told her fellow members of the Board of Finance Wednesday night that the K-12 School Building Committee, of which she is a member, has a "very ambitious schedule," which would culminate with a ...
10/16/2014Pipeline Projects Compete to Supply N.Y. Power Plant Converting From Coal to Gas

Oct. 16--With the planned conversion of the Dunkirk power plant from coal to natural gas, two companies are competing for the right to build a pipeline that would supply the generating station with its new source of fuel. Both National Fuel Gas Co. and an affiliate of the power plant's owner, NRG Energy, have filed competing plans with the state Public Service Commission to build 16-inch ...
10/16/2014Albany Med Addition a Standout for Green Design

Oct. 16--ALBANY -- Albany Medical Center was recognized Wednesday for building "green" features to enhance energy efficiency and indoor air quality into the design of its $360 million, 325,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion, completed last year. Albany Med received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a designation that makes it unique among Capital Region health ...
10/16/2014$150,000 Grant to Aid Quinnipiac Linear Trail Project

Oct. 16--WALLINGFORD -- The Quinnipiac Linear Trail will to continue to grow, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the state. The money from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will be used to build a bridge connecting the Fireworks Island, which is in the middle of the Quinnipiac River, to the town's Yalesville section. The grant was awarded to the nonprofit arm of ...
10/15/2014Common Council Approves Oak Hills Master Plan

Oct. 15--NORWALK -- After debate among themselves and largely negative input from residents, Common Council approved late Tuesday night the Oak Hills Park Authority Master Plan. "Until money is actually in place to executive the document, nothing can happen," said council President Douglas E. Hempstead, an at-large Republican, referring to capital dollars needed to implement the plan. Master ...
10/15/2014Norfolk Engineer Says Sewer Project Progressing Well

Oct. 15--NORFOLK -- Norfolk town officials learned Tuesday that they still have plenty of money left in their sewer project contingency fund and may be able to add some extra amenities down the road. Town Engineer Aaron B. Jarvis provided an update to board members and said the project is progressing well. "We still have a considerable amount of contingency money. We have about $238,000 still ...
10/15/2014Cape Vincent Water District Project on Hold as Town Pursues Eminent Domain

Oct. 15--CAPE VINCENT -- Construction of Water District 6 will be on hold until the town takes over land by eminent domain from a homeowner opposed to a waterline crossing through his property. The Town Council decided during a public hearing Oct. 2 to begin an eminent domain proceeding to acquire an easement on property at 33361 County Route 6 owned by Theodore C. McQuade Jr. Eminent domain ...

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