Dakota eyes 180 new Hartford apts. near former Bow Tie Cinemas

According to application materials submitted last month to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, which on Tuesday approved Dakota’s plan to subdivide 330 New Park Ave., located in the city’s Parkville neighborhood near the West Hartford border, into four lots. Dakota intends to buy the three southernmost lots — which total approximately 5 acres and […]

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John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant brings ‘notoriety’ to Danbury and facility’s costly upgrades

HBO host John Oliver’s rant against Danbury led City Council to rename the plant in exchange for $55,000 in donations to Connecticut charities. A community fundraiser in honor of the new name could raise at least $100,000 for 10 area food banks. Donors who give at least $500 can receive a tour of the plant. It remains to be seen […]

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Mill Hill Elementary School renovations begin in Fairfield

The long-awaited renovation at Mill Hill Elementary School has finally started after more than $1.2 million of additional money was approved and months of sometimes contentious debates. The construction, which is projected to cost more than $23 million, aims to renovate and expand the school. It is expected to be completed in November 2021. Quinn, […]

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Report: Wisconsin prevailing wage repeal yielded lost construction jobs, lower wages

A new report from the Midwest Policy Economic Institute and Colorado State University Pueblo says that Wisconsin’s 2017 repeal of its prevailing wage laws has failed to produce the promised cost savings for public transportation projects, and has led to lower construction worker pay, diminished apprenticeship programs and a reduction in bid competition. The report […]

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Wilton bridge replacement focus of virtual meeting

A major project involving the bridge on Lovers Lane will be discussed during a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The state Department of Transportation has prepared a preliminary design for a new bridge, which the town is now reviewing.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022 based on the […]

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Construction nears completion on Eversource substation in Greenwich

As the project to install a new Eversource station near downtown Greenwich nears completion, Prospect Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 between Railroad Avenue and Route 1 to accommodate work. The first part of the project was successfully completed, but Tracey Alston, Eversource’s community relations specialist, told the board […]

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With a goal to ‘de-concentrate poverty,’ Bridgeport Housing Authority slowly modernizing properties

The long-planned, $27.1 million Windward Commons development is the latest public-private effort to modernize the Bridgeport Housing Authority’s stock of archaic low-income properties. So Marina Village came down and its 782 tenants were relocated. But, Baldwin said, they received tenant protection vouchers — essentially rent subsidies that traveled with them as they were moved into […]

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Seely School proposal moves another step forward in Groton

The Town Council has approved the conceptual plan for the proposed Triton Square apartment complex at the former William Seely School property at 55 Seely School Drive. Since DonMar Development, the preferred developer, unveiled its proposal in February, the North Haven-based company made modifications — including increasing the number of apartment units from 280 to […]

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Middletown’s $1.08M Alliance Grant to support critical school projects

City and state officials Wednesday praised the approval of $1.08 million in Bond Commission funding, which they said will allow the school district help ensure energy savings, protect the environment, lower the achievement gap and upgrade lighting systems to cost-effective LEDs. In all, $30 million is slated for the state’s 33 Alliance Districts. These monies […]

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