Meriden diner demolished to make way for bridge project

The former diner and a small red building at 367 W. Main St. were recently razed to allow the state Department of Transportation to begin the $6 million project to replace the 88-year-old bridge. Those properties will be landscaped after the work is completed, said DOT spokesman Judd Everhart. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Meriden/Meriden-News/Meriden-dinner-demolished-to-make-way-for-bridge-project.html

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Smalley Elementary project finally, officially begins

It was a long, bumpy ride, but Smalley Elementary School’s extensive renovations are officially underway. For years, legislators and educators have been pushing for money from the state, and the budget passed in October 2017 included $42 million for the project. The city will borrow the remaining 20 percent of the project’s $53 million cost. The […]

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Developer Plans Elaborate Food Market For Hartford’s Parkville Neighborhood

For more than a year, plans have inched along for a 20,000-square-foot food market in the building Mouta purchased at the turn of the century in the city’s Parkville section. He is talking with more than 40 vendors in and around Hartford to form the Parkville Market, reminiscent of Manhattan’s Chelsea Market and Brooklyn’s Dekalb […]

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Developers say demand for commercial, residential development in New Haven area is strong

David Salinas, real estate developer and co-founder of Digital Surgeons in New Haven, said because of the presence of Yale University, the city has an international reputation. While Salinas is busy trying to bolster New Haven’s reputation as a technology hub, another member of the panel, developer Juan Salas-Romer, is focused on trying to increase […]

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Towns, cities to get more state aid next year

The bipartisan state budget passed by the legislature late Wednesday restores funding to municipalities and calls for $70.5 million in increased state aid to towns and cities next year than in the current fiscal year, according to a statement from Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, co-chairman of the Appropriations Committee. The spending plan approved Wednesday also calls for no new taxes and “fully funds” […]

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State budget agreement close, lawmakers say

House Democrats anticipate that a budget adjustment for fiscal year 2019 will be passed before the legislature adjourns at midnight Wednesday. With more revenue coming into state coffers this spring, lawmakers are eager to reverse some of the more draconian cuts they approved to municipal and education aid, the Medicare Savings Program and transportation. https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/State-budget-agreement-close-lawmakers-say-12900931.php

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