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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 ...
04/16/2014GOP Chief Seeks Probe of ConnDOT

April 16--The state's Republican chairman said Tuesday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should call for an investigation into the state Department of Transportation -- now that a company working on a major highway project has fired and is suing a top executive for allegedly orchestrating a "fraudulent scheme." Responding to a Courant story, Republican State Chairman Jerry Labriola noted that David ...
04/15/2014Willington Hires New Public Works Director

April 15--WILLINGTON -- After weathering a tough winter on its own, the Willington Public Works Department now has a leader. Derek Dimmock, who began his position as the Willington Public Works Director last month, hails from Willimantic Water Works, where they had a rough winter as well. Dimmock said he is looking forward to the change of pace. "My body couldn't take the punishment of the ...
04/15/2014Site of Sandy Hook Playground In West Haven Shifted

April 15--WEST HAVEN -- Project leaders designing a playground in honor of a Sandy Hook victim have agreed to move the site to a different beach in West Haven after environmentalists raised objections to the initial location, which was part of a shorefront area where development is restricted under a 2007 conservation agreement. The Charlotte Bacon Memorial playground is one of 26 commissioned ...
04/15/2014Agreement Between EPA, Buffalo to Lower Sewage in Niagara River

April 15--Every year, 1.75 billion gallons of untreated sanitary and storm sewage overflows into the Niagara River from the Buffalo Sewer Authority. That figure should drop by more than 70 percent over the next two decades under a binding legal agreement struck between the sewer authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that commits the authority to investing $380 million in ...
04/11/2014American Dream Site Prep Under Way

April 11--Three 500-foot-tall radio towers on the grounds of the Meadowlands Sports Complex have been brought down in site-preparation work by American Dream Meadowlands developer Triple Five. The radio tower site, near the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3 and adjacent to the existing structure formerly known as Xanadu, is scheduled to become the location of a 639,000-square-foot indoor water ...
04/11/2014Amtrak Awards $4M for Rail Work in Capital Region

April 11--RENSSELAER -- Amtrak has awarded a $4.2 million contract for construction management and inspection services as part of the state's passenger rail improvement projects in and around the Capital Region. Engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. will perform the work overseeing the construction of a second track between Albany and Schenectady, platform extensions and a fourth track at ...
04/11/2014Recycling Facility Expansion at Port of Albany Concerns Neighbors

April 11--ALBANY -- An application to expand a scrap metal recycling facility at the Port of Albany is raising concerns with some neighbors. A public hearing on the expansion request from Adam Weitsman, owner of the recycling company Ben Weitsman of Albany LLC, was before the city's Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday night. The company is seeking a special use permit for a building ...
04/11/2014Army Corps of Engineers and Community Donations to Reconstruct Clayton Playground

April 11--CLAYTON -- The Wooden Castle Playground will be rebuilt thanks to donations from the community and volunteer labor from the Army Corps of Engineers. "When someone tells me we have guys for you who are willing to build our playground, it's a good time to get this project going," said David H. Neuroth, president of the Clayton Rotary Club. Mr. Neuroth said the village, along with Army ...
04/11/2014Cheektowaga Residents, Developer at Odds Over Height of Proposed Apartment Building

April 11--A couple of tweaks already have been made to plans for a senior citizen apartment building in Cheektowaga and other suggestions will be considered, but there's a stalemate between the developer and neighbors on one issue -- its height of nearly 50 feet. During an informational meeting Thursday night before the Planning Board, an attorney for Clover Cayuga Communities described how ...

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