With no plan for replacing Millstone, what are CT’s options?

Millstone’s owner Dominion is arguing it needs help because cheap power produced from natural gas is forcing it to consider shutting Millstone down. But even if legislation does finally pass, it won’t change some basic realities: One day Millstone will close, and Connecticut doesn’t have a plan for that. With no plan for replacing Millstone, […]

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Wage Theft Charged At Farnam Court

A “fat cat” in a plush three-piece suit dangles and strangles a working guy in a yellow construction helmet. The blow-up figures were deployed Thursday afternoon by members and supporters of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) in support of Terail Slaughter, a non-union carpenter who had been employed helping to build the […]

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Rotary project making progress on Columbus Boulevard

The fourth phase of the city’s Complete Streets Master Plan is making progress. In January, the New Britain Common Council authorized a contract of nearly $3.2 million with Morais Concrete Service out of Springfield, Mass., to oversee upgrades along a section of Columbus Boulevard. The Columbus Boulevard project is expected to be completed by fall 2018. […]

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New Middletown high-rise apartments developer, city banking on walkable cities trend

The developer of the College Street Apartments hopes to sign leases by next fall with tenants who are already clamoring to secure a spot at the 93-unit six-story building a block away from downtown. The construction was delayed about 15 months, said Chuck Hajjar, president of the Milton, Massachusetts-based Hajjar Management Co. Hajjar estimates the […]

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House Democrats propose their own infrastructure plan

House Democrats introduced their own infrastructure plan Wednesday as lawmakers await further details on President Donald Trump’s expected $1 trillion spend, according to The Hill. The New Democrat Coalition’s “fund it, fix it and foster it” strategy would use repatriated taxes to fund infrastructure and seek long-term revenue streams for the Highway Trust Fund. The […]

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CT selects cities to pitch locations for Amazon HQ2

The state of Connecticut has chosen the Stamford and Hartford regions to represent it in its bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters. The cities of Bridgeport and New Haven are still jointly pursuing an application with Amazon together as a metropolitan area, the mayors of both cities said Friday. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20171006/NEWS01/171009934

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Infrastructure could follow tax reform on Congress’ agenda

Some industry groups and highway transportation advocates hope changes to U.S. tax policy will allow for increased allocations to the Highway Trust Fund, which supports state infrastructure programs and is set to run dry by 2020. Until a formal infrastructure program can be worked out, Chao said, the Department of Transportation is streamlining regulations, particularly […]

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Hartford Fires Centerplan From Development Around Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Hartford leaders on Monday fired Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford, the original developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, from other projects in the city’s stalled downtown north neighborhood. Now that Centerplan and DoNo have been fired from the rest of the development, city leaders said they’re looking for developers “with the interest and capital” to […]

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ConnDOT debuts Meriden railside parking

Connecticut transportation officials have opened 225 parking spaces in an $8.8 million downtown Meriden parking garage to improve rail access for regional commuters and travelers, authorities said. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) said it made the improvements to safety, accessibility and convenience near the CTrail Hartford line Meriden station. The spaces opened last week. […]

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