Everything Flows Downhill: Old Lyme residents mount challenge to sewer project

Questions raised by the Sound View Sewer Coalition, and their efforts to get answers, have put them at odds with Old Lyme’s WPCA and with the surrounding municipal associations’ independent WPCAs. Now, the coalition feels they are being ignored by town officials hellbent on seeing this project through, no matter what. Until recently, Old Lyme had […]

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Developers pay $1.57M for Windsor properties for warehouse construction

The warehouse proposal of UW Realty VII LLC – a company of Glastonbury developer Bradford Wainman and South Windsor broker/developer Robert A. Urso – passed site plan review and gained a special permit from Windsor’s Planning and Zoning Commission in September. UW Realty paid $1.57 million for five adjacent properties – totaling 21.5 acres – […]

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New Britain’s Stanley Quarter Park pond will be dredged with hopes of returning it to its iconic former state

The slightly dilapidated, unusable feature at Stanley Quarter Park, the infamous pond, will officially be dredged and returned to a new, beautiful useable state. Over time the quality of the water in the pond has declined significantly. The construction company for the project is Colossale Site Works and the architect engineers are GZA Geo Environmental […]

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Bridgeport landmark restaurant Testo’s sold to developer

The buyer is Amit Lakhotia, who has garnered significant attention for redevelopment projects in New Britain. John Guedes’ Bridgeport-based Primrose Companies has partnered with Lakhotia before and was hired to design and build the apartments. Lakhotia Tuesday credited Guedes for introducing him to the site and to Giacobbe. He plans to break ground early next […]

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Bethel’s $12.3 million water treatment project goes to voters at referendum next week

A referendum on funding for the proposed Bergstrom Well and Water Treatment Plant is set for Dec. 1. Of the roughly $12.3 million needed for the project, nearly $10 million would be for construction, roughly $1.8 million for professional services, about $499,000 for contingency and $16,000 for legal fees. Not all Bethel taxpayers would bear […]

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Total construction starts jump 8% following 2-month decline

Total construction starts jumped 8% in October to a seasonally adjusted rate of $1.12 trillion following two consecutive months of decline, according to a Dodge Construction Network report. Year to date through October, total construction starts posted a 16% gain from 2021. Nonresidential building starts rose 37%, nonbuilding kickoffs jumped 17% and residential commencements remained flat, […]

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Bradley International Airport aims to become a Northeast cargo hub

With air travel gradually ramping up again following the COVID-19 pandemic, Bradley International Airport is turning its sights on another goal: establishing the Windsor Locks-based airfield as a Northeast cargo hub. According to data from the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) — the quasi-public state agency established in 2011 to manage and operate Bradley International Airport […]

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West Hartford Center master plan could bring ‘dramatic changes’ to major roadways

Duane Martin, West Hartford’s director of community development, said in updating the town’s Community Planning and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday that input is still being sought on the plan the town intends to use as a guide for reconstructing West Hartford Center. In August, the town launched the master plan study, which the consulting […]

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Developer picked for first phase of Hartford’s Bushnell South project

The Capital Region Development Authority chose the Camden, N.J.-based firm Michaels Organization over three other bidders, the CRDA has announced. The firm estimates the project would cost $130 million and is asking for $27 million in gap financing and a tax abatement from the city. Michaels was tapped as the developer for the first phase […]

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Hamden Middle School expansion hits snag due to cost increase, questions over redistricting

Long-awaited plans to expand Hamden Middle School hit a snag after a cost analysis raised the estimated price tag by about $5 million, a funding increase the Legislative Council must approve before the project can go forward. District officials were quick to point out that while the town will need to borrow the money, the […]

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