Storm Isaias packs potential multibillion dollar property damage punch as 2020 hurricane season is shaping up to be historic

The prospect of more turbulent weather — and damage — possibly coming to Connecticut comes on top of worries about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic. The day after Isaias struck Connecticut, Colorado State University’s department of atmospheric sciences intensified its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season, which typically runs June 1 through Nov. 30. […]

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East Lyme selectmen request Board of Finance reconsider police building funding

The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed Wednesday it again would ask the Board of Finance to consider a request to bond an additional $2.17 million to complete plans to renovate the new public safety building after finance officials previously denied that request last month. The Board of Finance was tasked in July to approve or […]

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PURA: Eversource was unprepared for its 800,000 outages

The chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority says that Eversource Energy badly underestimated the threat of Tropical Storm Isaias by preparing for between 125,000 and 380,000 outages, while more than 800,000  of its customers lost power at the peak and nearly 600,000 still were in the dark Wednesday night. PURA is opening an investigation […]

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Lembo: CT’s economic gains could slip away soon without more federal aid

“It’s decision time,” Lembo said. “Our state economy is showing signs of recovery from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but without a significant investment from the federal government, those gains may slip away, and Connecticut families and businesses will suffer.” The state has recovered more than 100,000 jobs that were lost when the […]

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$9.6B worth of infrastructure projects delayed or canceled during COVID-19

Infrastructure projects totaling more than $9.6 billion have been delayed or canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Sixteen states announced project delays or cancellations worth approximately $5 billion, while another 20 local governments and authorities have scratched or put […]

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$48M Ridgefield sewer project making progress

Despite the coronavirus pandemic halting most town government operations for several months, Ridefield’s $48 million sewage treatment proect is moving along. The renovation of the District I Wastewater Treatment Plant off South Street is making progress, according to Amy Siebert, chairwoman of the town Water Pollution Control Authority, which oversees all of Ridgefield’s sewer operations. […]

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Groton Town Council endorses plan for Groton/Noank Community Park and Garden

In a 5-3 vote, the Groton Town Council supported a long-term vision for the Noank School property that calls for a community garden, rain garden, walking trails, arboretum, Christmas tree grove, playground and youth soccer and lacrosse playing field. The decision comes after the council voted last year to terminate an agreement with the Noank […]

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Bristol seeks new partner to clean up, renovate Sessions Building brownfield property

The city is seeking to partner with New Colony Development Fund to clean up and renovate the Sessions Building brownfield property at 273 Riverside Ave., which is considered a gateway to downtown. The Board of Finance granted a request by Justin Malley, the city’s Economic and Community Development executive director, for a bid waiver and […]

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