New Jersey-based NRG to Sell Middletown, Montville, Hartford and Devon Plants

NRG Energy, a New Jersey-based energy company, announced on Monday that it was selling 4.8 gigawatts worth of “non-core fossil assets” to a subsidiary of Boston-based ArcLight Capital Partners for $760 million. Schrader said NRG needs to have more discussions with ArcLight about their plans for the Middletown plant, where NRG has been working to […]

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Bristol community forum to give updates on magnet school

The public school district is planning a community forum for city residents and families on Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. to provide updates on the progress of the Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School. The city and the Board of Education are collaborating on the project, which will be open for grades six through […]

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Siting Council gives East Windsor solar farm green light

The approval marks the final significant hurdle for the project’s developers, D.E Shaw Renewable Investments, or DESRI, and North Light Energy. They anticipate construction to begin this summer with the bulk of it occurring in 2022, Aaron Svedlow, director of development for Gravel Pit Solar, said. Developers said the project would generate enough clean energy […]

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Data center deal in Senate clears way for development

The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval Monday to the data center incentives measure, as well as a second bill that pledges roughly $110 million to $120 million in new general government aid to cities and towns — but doesn’t commit the funds right now. Negotiations between the Senate Democratic caucus and the Lamont administration over […]

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S. Windsor debates second grocery store at Evergreen Walk

Karen Johnson, vice president of development for Charter Realty, the new management company for the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, asked the PZC Tuesday to remove restrictions and allow a second 40,000-square-foot grocery store in the area. Zoning regulations don’t allow two grocery stores within 1,500 feet of each other in the Gateway Zone. The […]

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‘Backbone of the digital age’: Lawmakers advance legislation to promote new data centers in Connecticut

The House voted 133-13 to send the data center legislation to the state Senate, which is expected to take up the measure next week. Governor Ned Lamont said the data center legislation, if passed, will encourage increased economic development for the state. Under the terms of the legislation, data centers will be required to be […]

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Proposed bill takes aim at DOT’s tree-cutting practices along CT highways

The recently proposed bill from state Sen. Alex Kasser, D-Greenwich, and state Rep. Stephen Meskers, D-Greenwich, suggests forming guidelines that would conserve urban forests and examine how the Connecticut Department of Transportation manages trees along highways and railroads. Many residents and groups including the Greenwich Tree Conservancy have lamented the tree-cutting along the Metro-North Railroad […]

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New Milford seeks affordable housing plan

New Milford is looking for a new affordable housing plan, with the hopes of increasing the town’s affordable housing from its current share of roughly 4.7 percent. The purchasing department is accepting applications from professional planners and consulting firms ready to develop the plan. The proposal must outline a plan to evaluate demographics, resources, and […]

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New London Wins 10-Year Commitment For Northeast Offshore Deal on State Pier

State officials announced today the signing of a Host City Agreement between New London and a joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource that includes a 10-year commitment paying the city an average of at least $1 million each year during offshore wind operations at State Pier. The long-awaited agreement includes the potential for $250,000 to […]

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Charter Oak Bridge Project Set to Bring Congestion Relief for Connecticut’s Capitol Region

The delivery of the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (CTDOT) I-91 Charter Oak Bridge (COB) Project, a large-scale initiative that combines two projects to reduce congestion and improve safety in the city of Hartford, and towns of East Hartford, and Wethersfield, is less than two years away. The contract, administered by CTDOT, District 1 and the […]

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