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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 ...
04/17/2014Bridgeport Gets $200K to Clean Up Ex-Remington Site for Redevelopment

April 17--BRIDGEPORT -- It was going to be a transformative project for the South End and the city as a whole. Five high-rise residential towers, between 15 and 35 stories tall, along the waterfront that would change Bridgeport's skyline and prove to the world the city was becoming the place to live, work and play. But as Park City residents well know, it can take some time before developers' ...
04/17/2014Cadigan Park To Get $5M Upgrade

April 17--BROOKFIELD -- Cadigan Park is about to be transformed into a state-of-the-art sports facility with artificial turf, new tennis and basketball courts, and the renovation of the park's bathrooms and picnic pavilion. The first half of a two-phase, $5 million parks revitalization project, which includes the town beach property across the street, is about to get underway. The Board of ...
04/17/2014Buffalo Waterfront Receives $1.7M Boost From Greenway Funds

April 17--A kayak and canoe launch at a small Scajaquada Creek park, construction of a replica War of 1812 sloop and a boathouse to serve the local rowing community will get a big boost this year through $1.7 million in funding by the New York Power Authority to the Buffalo Niagara waterfront. Among the most geographically significant might be Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's planned community ...
04/16/2014Norwalk Awarded $200,000 Brownfields Grant for Webster Lot

April 16--NORWALK -- Both the Governor and Mayor Wednesday were celebrating the announcement of a $200,000 brownfield grant for the city. "We applied for these funds in February and are very pleased to be chosen for this award," said Mayor Harry Rilling in a statement sent to the press just after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the grant. "The planning activities are part of an overall ...
04/16/2014$1.8M Micro-Grid Plan for Windham, Conn. Approved

April 16--WINDHAM -- A $ 1.8 million micro- grid project -- which would provide guaranteed power to local schools and town buildings for emergencies -- was approved by 36 voters at a town meeting Tuesday night. " I was very pleased to see that many people turn out," said Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge. "The schools will benefit and the town will benefit." The project involves putting solar ...
04/16/2014Demolition at Former Mercy Hospital Complex to Start May 1

April 16--WATERTOWN -- Buildings at the former Mercy Hospital complex will start coming down May 1, said Steven F. Aiello, president of COR Development Co., during an editorial meeting Wednesday at the Times. Asbestos was recently cleared from five buildings at the 218 Stone St. complex, allowing demolition to start in May, Mr. Aiello said. To be finished one building at a time, demolition ...
04/16/2014NYS Electrical Grid Watched by New $38M Control Center

April 16--NORTH GREENBUSH -- New York state's electrical grid is being watched day and night from a new $38 million control center unveiled on Tuesday at New York Independent System Operator headquarters. The 64,000-square-foot addition, which has been under construction for the past three years next to NYISO's North Greenbush building, includes a 2,300-square-foot video board that is the ...
04/16/2014Gouverneur Delays Power Purchase Agreement

April 16--GOUVERNEUR -- The village Board of Trustees held off Tuesday on signing a purchase agreement for electricity produced at its hydropower plant in the hopes of getting a better deal or using the power for its own purposes. "We have a unique system that could distribute power throughout the village," Trustee Charles W. Newvine said. The village's hydroelectric plant on the Oswegatchie ...
04/16/2014Glastonbury Receives $12,000 Grant for Riverfront Trees

April 16--GLASTONBURY -- The Pinchot Sycamore in Simsbury is one of the largest and oldest trees in Connecticut. It's that kind of arboreal legacy the town is hoping to dupicate at its new Riverfront Park. The town received a $12,000 grant Monday from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for its "legacy tree walk." Town Manager Richard J. Johnson said the money will be ...
04/16/2014Conn. Prepares for $400M I-84 Widening Project in Waterbury

April 16--WATERBURY -- Work may begin this year on a $400 million project to widen I-84 at the infamous bottleneck just east of downtown, part of an ambitious five-year plan for highway and bridge improvements across the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday. At a press conference at a park-and-ride lot along the busy interstate, Malloy and members of Connecticut's Congressional ...

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