Downtown Hartford’s High School Inc. could relocate as part of school restructuring plan

Downtown Hartford’s High School Inc. could relocate to the northern section of the city and be absorbed as part of a completely rebuilt Weaver High School within two years, according to the school restructuring plan unveiled Tuesday by Hartford Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez. The proposed restructuring plan, if ultimately approved, would require High School Inc. to […]

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Best Buy distribution center to be built at Northrop Industrial Park on Meriden/Wallingford line

Developer John Orsini has a deal with Best Buy to construct a new 80,000-square-foot distribution center in the Northrop Industrial Park. Orsini said the company chose the site because it’s centrally located and has easy access to the highways. Construction, which recently began, will be completed by the end of July. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Wallingford/Wallingford-News/Best-Buy-distribution-center-warehouse-going-in-Wallingford-industrial-park.html

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$8.6 million fed grant will enhance, enlarge State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown

Officials broke ground Tuesday at the State Veterans Cemetery on two projects totaling $8.6 million that are designed to expand and beautify the Bow Lane grounds. Construction on that portion of the project is estimated to be finished by February 2020. It is being paid for by a $3.18 million federal grant. Also, an expansion […]

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Hotel plans for Fort Trumbull hit potential snag in New London

Development of an aquaponics farm is off the table at Fort Trumbull but the Renaissance City Development Association, the city’s development arm, is expected to start the new year with continued negotiations for a hotel on the Fort Trumbull peninsula. The hotel plans face an obstacle, however, with the nine-month negotiating period with J-Patel Hotel […]

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Centerplan Construction sued for falling behind on Middletown rent payments

Centerplan Construction Cos., the original developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park that was fired from the project by the city of Hartford after falling behind on the development schedule and going over budget, is being sued for failing to pay tens of thousands of dollars in back rent on its former Middletown headquarters and ignoring a […]

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How the GOP tax overhaul could affect construction

The bill slashes the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, and also includes massive changes to how income earned or kept offshore is treated. Every industry could see effects — including higher education. Tax reform is expected to impact several areas of interest to HR: paid leave, fringe benefits, automation and offshoring. Overall, tax reform […]

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Report: Closure of Millstone wouldn’t hurt workers

If the controversial Millstone nuclear plant were to close within a few years, its many highly-skilled employees would have no trouble finding new jobs, according to a new draft report commissioned by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. But the report says the nuclear station is on […]

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Regional Water Authority approves $15 million to repair water system leak in North Branford

Members of the governing board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority Wednesday night unanimously approved a $15 million fix of the tunnel and pipe system that brings water from the utility’s largest reservoir to a treatment facility in North Branford. The largest portion of the project’s overall cost, which includes $1 million for […]

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Construction workers putting in longer hours, industry hiring down

U.S. construction companies this year hired fewer workers than they did in 2016, and their existing employees are working longer hours, according to TSheets.  TSheets analyzed payroll data from 12,000 construction companies and found that employees are working a 39.6-hour week, compared with 39.2 hours in 2016 and 38.4 hours in 2015. https://www.constructiondive.com/news/report-construction-workers-putting-in-longer-hours-industry-hiring-down/513148/

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