Bradley International Airport eyes continued growth, construction in 2020

2019 was the seventh straight year of passenger gains at Bradley, said Kevin A. Dillon, CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which oversees Bradley. Bradley has taken steps toward starting construction this year on its long-awaited ground transportation center, a $210 million project. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking in July. That followed […]

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$30M redevelopment would bring apartments, upgrades to South Windsor’s Geissler’s plaza

Farmington developer Prospect Enterprises LLC acquired South Windsor’s Geissler’s plaza almost a decade ago with aspirations of recasting the property into a mixed-use development. Now, after a wave of support from residents and town officials, Prospect is eyeing a $30-million investment to expand and modernize the popular Geissler’s Supermarket and add new apartment buildings at […]

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‘This never should have happened’: Politicians, loved ones honor those killed in 2010 Middletown power plant explosion

Dylan’s father, 42-year-old Colchester resident Ronald Crabb, was among six people killed on Feb. 7, 2010, a Super Bowl Sunday, when there was a massive explosion at the River Road power plant. The blast came as “gas blows” — which force natural gas through pipelines at extreme high pressure — were used to clean pipelines […]

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Lamont proposes $45M for development authority pushed by tolls ally

Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed borrowing $45 million to launch a transit-oriented development authority that still lacks an oversight board and that he and lawmakers effectively opted not to fund eight months ago. The governor and Democratic-majority legislature created the authority last June to stimulate commercial and housing development in urban downtown areas or within […]

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Lamont proposes $55M for XL Center upgrades

The $22.3 billion budget’s capital plan earmarks $27.5 million in the current fiscal year and the next to renovate and improve the 16,000-seat arena. Both chambers of the General Assembly and the State Bond Commission would need to approve the proposed borrowing for the venue. In recent years, the quasi-public Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) […]

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Lamont to propose millions for affordable housing construction

The Democratic governor is seeking $300 million in bonding for affordable housing construction, sources said, but roughly 40 percent of that involves previously approved financing for housing that was never spent. “We are going to continue to grow and expand on that,” Lamont said Monday when asked about his plans for affordable housing funding. “Housing […]

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