Developers hope to break ground on project next to Berlin train station in October

Those four properties next to the train station will make up the project known as “Farmington at Steele.” The estimated $18 million project will be funded entirely by the Newport Realty Group’s private financing through equity and banking partners. No state funds will be used during the development phase. Approximately $2 million in grants from […]

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Hartford prevails in DoNo ballpark lawsuit

Capping a civil suit that spanned nearly three years, a Superior Court jury on Tuesday decided that Middletown-based Centerplan Construction and DoNo Hartford LLC — companies both controlled by Robert Landino — must pay the city $335,000, court records show. An attorney for the companies, Raymond Garcia, said Tuesday afternoon that his clients would appeal […]

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Ideanomics, state ink deal to begin W. Hartford redevelopment in July

UConn’s board of trustees last week finalized an amended purchase and sale agreement to allow Ideanomics to substitute an existing $8 million surety bond with a performance bond worth approximately $4 million. Release of the surety bond will allow Ideanomics to unlock capital currently earmarked as collateral for additional environmental remediation needed at the 58-acre […]

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Preston needs additional $4 million for cleanup of former Norwich Hospital site

The discoveries have added an estimated $4 million in cleanup costs associated with the 393-acre property, prompting town officials to seek release of a $2 million low-interest contingency loan approved by the state in addition to a $10 million grant awarded to cover final cleanup costs. The low-interest loan has payment forgiveness provisions based on […]

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$39.4 million in state funds slated for Middletown-Portland bridge, Route 9 projects

The State Bond Commission is to release tens of millions of dollars in funding for repairs to the bridge that connects Middletown and Portland. With a total cost of $46.8 million, $39.4 million coming from the state, the phase two replacement of the Arrigoni Bridge from Middletown to Portland will involve the bridge’s approach spans, […]

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Legislators secure more funding for Litchfield County Fire Training School

State Reps. Michelle Cook and Maria Horn, D-Torrington, announced Wednesday that Litchfield County Regional Fire School in Litchfield is expected to receive $410,000 for soil remediation from the Connecticut Bond Commission, according to a release. Firefighters officially opened the doors of the $13 million facility in October. It includes a 16,650-square-foot administration, education and vehicle […]

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Old Lyme looking to schedule Sound View sewer project referendum

Besides recently receiving approval from DEEP for its proposed “Coastal Wastewater Management Plan,” which details installing a gravity-fed sewer system within the Sound View neighborhood and a neighborhood north of Route 156 known as “Miscellaneous Town Area B” by connecting to New London’s wastewater treatment facility, town officials also have discussed scheduling an upcoming referendum […]

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East Haven health dept. finds no rats, gives OK for old high school demolition

The East Shore District Health Department found no evidence of rodent activity in the old East Haven High School building and, following a walk-through Thursday, gave the developer converting the building to housing the OK to demolish its 1973 wing. The go-ahead for demolition came just days after the town’s Building Department, at the Health […]

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