On The Brink Of A “Bigger City”

According to an official local economic statement put together by Piscitelli and his staff in anticipation of the city’s latest bond refunding, private developers completed or began construction on over 1,655 new market-rate housing units in New Haven in 2019. The report states that another 1,937 market-rate units were also in the works as of […]

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Middletown’s Wesleyan University preps $75M bond offering; major campus upgrades planned

Middletown’s Wesleyan University is planning a $75-million bond offering that will help fund major campus upgrades to its art, social science, and science academic buildings, officials said. Wesleyan’s Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer Andrew Tanaka said borrowing now will allow Wesleyan to take advantage of historically low interest rates as the […]

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New remediation plan in the works for Groton water treatment plant project

The Environmental Protection Agency said the plan proposed by the utility’s construction manager to remediate PCBs in the old paint doesn’t meet the EPA’s standards, according to Mark Biron, Groton Utilities general manager of operations for water and electric. Construction has been ongoing on the upgrade project to repurpose the water treatment plant, built in 1939 and […]

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Work Restarts on Silver Sands Construction Project Destroyed in Fire

Nine months after fire destroyed a much-anticipated addition to Milford’s Silver Sands State Park, construction crews are back at work to replace it. The buildings, which included concessions, a bathroom and changing area, elevated outdoor seating, and a lifeguard office, were supposed to open last Memorial Day weekend. Work Restarts on Silver Sands Construction Project […]

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Portion of Route 32 in Norwich to close for two weeks starting Monday

A portion of Route 32 just south of Falvey’s Motors will be closed for about two weeks beginning Monday to allow construction crews to replace a failing corrugated metal pipe and make drainage repairs, the state Department of Transportation announced. The $500,000 project involves removing and replacing the existing 43-inch pipe and concrete endwalls and […]

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Worker injured in fall at New Haven construction site

A worker was hospitalized Monday morning after he fell while working at a High Street construction site, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the scene of the accident at a 18 High St. Monday morning, said Rick Fontana, director of emergency operations. Fontana said the condition of the worker does not appear life threatening. Deputy […]

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Mixed-use N. Britain property sold for $890K; 22 apartments to be added

A Cheshire-based property management firm has acquired a three-story, retail-office building in downtown New Britain for $890,000, land records show. Glenstone plans to convert the two vacant upper floors into approximately 22 apartment units to meet the growing demand for living spaces downtown, according to Farmington broker Amodio & Co. Real Estate. The deal comes […]

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Hartford’s State Office Building: Where history meets modern workspace in $205M makeover

State employees started relocating just after Thanksgiving, and by the end of January, the building will become the workplace for about 700. The renovated space will primarily be the domain of the state’s constitutional officers, including the attorney general, comptroller, treasurer and secretary of the state. The structure also will house the state auditors and […]

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