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07/28/2014Army Corps of Engineers Proposes to Lower Scoby Dam

July 28--Tens of thousands of steelhead trout and other lake fish swim up Cattaraugus Creek every fall seeking a quiet spot to spawn. But a concrete barrier 38 feet high cuts short their journey. The Scoby Dam stops their spawning runs near Springville, about halfway along the creek's 70-mile stretch between Sunset Bay and Java Lake. But that could end. A $6.6 million proposal by the U.S. Army ...
07/26/2014Brookfield Zoning Commission Nears Vote on Town Homes

July 26--BROOKFIELD -- The town Zoning Commission has completed public hearings on a zoning change needed to permit construction of 24 town homes within the Four Corners district. Unicorn has proposed building the town homes on part of a five-acre parcel on Station Road in a previously approved mixed-use development. The commission will now proceed to vote on the proposal, which would keep a ...
07/25/2014Bonnie Castle Racino Project Hangs in Limbo as State Deliberates on Commercial Gambling

July 25--ALEXANDRIA BAY -- A proposed $100 million project that would include a racino, hotel, convention center and outlet mall at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center hangs in limbo while developers wait for New York state to issue a request for application for the state's eighth harness license. Before that can happen, however, the New York State Gaming Commission first will have to site ...
07/25/2014$4M State Grant To Kick Off Conn. Science Center Expansion Plan

July 25--HARTFORD -- Just five years after it opened, the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is scheduled to get an additional $4 million state grant this week to launch an ambitious 10-year plan to expand and upgrade its exhibits and facilities. State officials said that some of the center's expansion plans include creating more educational lab space, transforming one portion of the ...
07/24/2014EPA Begins Demolition on Liberty Asbestos Site

July 24--Demolition efforts began Wednesday on the 89 Mill St. property. Owned by Liberty Plant Maintenance Inc. of Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will demolish the boiler house down to its foundation. The contents of the basement are still unknown and will be handled once the 13,000 square-foot building is removed. The Liberty asbestos site is the location of a former power ...
07/24/2014Facility OK'd for Chip Fab Permit

July 24--U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday said a wetlands permit that will allow construction of a new computer chip manufacturing plant in Utica will be issued Friday by the Army Corps of Engineers. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering based in Albany will be listed as the end user, or "tenant," at the site, allowing the permit to be issued. "These necessary, long-sought ...
07/24/2014Work Starts at New Army Training Site in Branford

July 24--BRANFORD -- Crews have begun moving earth off of East Main Street at the future site of the Bridgeport Army Reserve Center, as a Mississippi-based construction company secured a $13.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Army Corps spokeswoman Carol Labashosky said Wednesday the project, which includes building a 37,000-square-foot training building expected to ...
07/23/2014Did Editing Taint Rockefeller Institute Study on NYS Scaffold Law?

July 23--ALBANY -- The leader of a business group opposed to New York's Scaffold Law offered edits to an academic analysis of its impact on construction costs and worker injuries -- an $82,800 study that was funded by the same group. Tom Stebbins, the leader of the state Lawsuit Reform Alliance, and officials at SUNY's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government insist that their ...
07/23/2014Bids Come in Low for Plattsburgh, N.Y., Airport Work

July 23--PLATTSBURGH -- Bids for the major expansion project at Plattsburgh International Airport came in well under estimates and were dominated by local contractors, much to the delight of legislators. "This is great news and a great start for this project," Clinton County Legislature Chairman Sam Dyer (D-Area 3, Beekmantown) said. "Not one legislator did not want local people working on ...
07/23/2014Both Albany City, County To Get $1.9M from NanoCollege

July 23--ALBANY -- There are few if any problems that an extra $2 million can't solve. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has struck a three-way pact under which the NanoCollege will finance its latest $191 million expansion in a way that profits both the county and city. Under the plan, the NanoCollege will finance its new Zero Energy Nanotechnology building off Fuller Road with ...
07/22/2014ConnDOT Seeks $3M for Walk Bridge repairs

July 22--NORWALK -- A total of $3 million in state funds is being slated for repairs to the city's 118-year-old Walk Bridge, which carries Metro North railroad traffic over the Norwalk River. The bridge, which failed twice -- once on May 29 and again on June 6 due to gear mechanisms and other worn parts, brought traffic to a standstill and left railroad commuters stranded for hours. "It's a ...
07/22/2014NYC Approves 'Poor Door' for Affordable Housing Residents

A new condo building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is planning to install a "poor door" for the residents living in affordable housing units. Developer Extell is planning on building 55 low-income units in its luxury condo building at 40 Riverside Boulevard overlooking the Hudson River. The company is also lobbying the city for millions in air rights and tax breaks for the inclusion. The ...
07/21/2014Conn. Congressman Calls for End to Bridge Repair Funding Squabbles

July 21--NORWALK -- Standing in front of one of the state's most structurally deficient bridges, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes said Monday that Congress must move beyond short-term fixes to find revenue for trillions of transportation repairs and upgrades nationwide. "This nation's infrastructure is far too important to get caught up in the squabbling between Democrats and Republicans, or state, federal ...
07/21/2014Niagara Falls IBEW Local Teaches, Builds Electric Car Charging Station

July 21--Those who drive electric cars now have a free location to stop and charge their batteries, thanks to a new charging station recently built at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 237 at 8803 Niagara Falls Blvd. Beside offering free charging, the stations gave a class of apprentice electricians a chance to learn how to assemble the stations. "We think it's a ...
07/21/2014Stamford Elected Official's Play For Contractor Job Brings Scrutiny

July 21--STAMFORD -- School Board member Richard Lyons II has interviewed for employment with the district's facilities management company, but he might not be able to take the $120,000 job with AFB Construction if the Ethics Board rules it a policy violation. Lyons, who served 10 years on the Board of Representatives and is in his fifth year on the school board, runs his own construction ...
07/19/2014Stamford Prepares $50M Bond Offering for Infrastructure Projects and Property

July 19--STAMFORD -- Mayor David Martin's administration is preparing to sell $50 million in general obligation bonds to finance upcoming infrastructure projects and the purchase of an 11-acre property on Strawberry Hill Avenue for use as a possible school. City officials are hoping to secure an interest rate at or below 3 percent on the 20-year bonds. Director of Administration Michael ...
07/18/2014Feds Open 344,000 Acres of N.J.'s Sea Floor for Wind Power

July 18--Wind energy advocates cheered the news Thursday that some 344,000 acres of sea floor off Long Beach Island and the southern Jersey Shore will be opened to wind power development, while skeptics worried about the impact on migratory birds, as well as whether the turbines would be visible from the beach. The U.S. Department of Interior will offer leases to companies that want to build ...
07/17/2014Audit: Dept. of Homeless Services Mismanaged Sandy Contracts

July 17--An audit released by City Comptroller Scott Stringer Thursday found the Department of Homeless Services didn't properly manage contractors it hired following Superstorm Sandy, even paying for work outside the scope of their agreements. Stringer's report analyzed 20 emergency contracts DHS set up with vendors for services for displaced New Yorkers including help with home repair, ...
07/17/2014Additional Surveys Delay $1.6B South Jersey Light Rail Report

July 17--A report on a proposed $1.6-billion South Jersey light-rail line has been delayed by extended studies of historical resources and threatened and endangered species along the planned route. The proposed 18-mile-long Glassboro-Camden Line would restore passenger service to a corridor now used only by freight trains. A "draft environmental impact statement" on the effects of construction ...
07/17/2014Lake George Marriott Hotel Approved

July 17--LAKE GEORGE -- Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 120-room Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Lake George is expected to begin this autumn after the Adirondack Park Agency approved the project at its meeting last week. Developer Dave Kenny still needs a building permit before work begins. The $22 million hotel will include a restaurant and conference center, as ...
07/17/2014N.J. Cites 12 Local Builders for Fines

July 17--The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs on Wednesday cited 68 home improvement contractors, including 12 from Bergen and Passaic counties, for $1.3 million in penalties and consumer compensation for violations of consumer protection laws, according to a release by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. All of the contractors also were cited for violations of New Jersey's ...
07/17/2014Sandy Charities Filling N.J. Home Repair Needs

July 17--Joann Squeo leans up against the gray aluminum siding of the Keansburg home she grew up in, the home where she raised her kids, the home she was forced out of by superstorm Sandy and the home that she quite reasonably wondered if it was slipping out of her grasp forever. "There's a lot of memories here. ... I wouldn't know where to go," she said in the backyard of her Forest Avenue ...
07/17/2014Hooker Proposes Brewery, Restaurant Near Rock Cats Stadium

July 17--HARTFORD -- Bloomfield-based Hooker Brewing Co. will submit a bid to build a brewery and restaurant across from the proposed new minor league baseball stadium in the city, the company's owner said. Curt Cameron, the brewery's owner, is putting together a plan to build a 50,000-square-foot facility on North Main Street. The city has issued requests for proposals for development of the ...
07/17/2014New Haven Planners Approve Chatham, Hamilton Projects

July 17--NEW HAVEN -- Developments on Chatham and Hamilton streets can proceed after the city's Plan Commission approved site plans for both locations. Regina Winters, owner of Zared Enterprises on Blatchley Avenue, presented the plans to the commission for the 32-unit affordable housing complex. "It's a severely neglected site. We feel this will be a great transformation," Winters said. The ...
07/17/2014NYS Okays $200M for its 'Buffalo Billion' Clean Energy, Tech Plan

July 17--The state's funding promises for the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo and the software development center downtown that will be anchored by IBM Corp. have cleared their final bureaucratic hurdle. Nearly $200 million in funding -- almost a fifth of the funding promised under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative -- won final approval Wednesday from a key state ...

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