Anna Reynolds School planned renovation will hike up taxes for Newington taxpayers

Newington taxpayers will see their taxes increase by an average of $75 annually if the planned renovation of Anna Reynolds School moves forward. The project cost has been estimated at $35.5 million, but reimbursement from the state of Connecticut through a school building grant program is expected to bring the town’s projected cost to about […]

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AGC survey finds project delays, labor shortages worsening for construction

A new survey of contractors provides a bleak snapshot of the construction industry nearly six months into the coronavirus pandemic, finding that the share of contractors who have had future projects canceled or delayed due to COVID-19 has reached 60% — nearly double the amount from June. The results of the survey, which polled more […]

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Median crossover on I-84 set to go live early Friday

A bridge that carries Interstate 84 westbound over the Housatonic River will close for more than a year starting Friday. Median crossings will direct westbound traffic onto the current eastbound side of the Rochambeau Bridge, allowing all four lanes of highway traffic to stay open while the bridge is replaced. The crossings will be connected […]

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Torrington BOE holds public forum on school construction project

The board this week held a public forum on the project with architects from Kaestle Boos Associates speaking from the high school library. Kaestle Boos was hired by the school board to develop the project’s preliminary plans. Board Chairwoman Fiona Cappabianca repeatedly stressed during the forum that the high school, which was build in the […]

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New CT budget is $2.1 B in the red, but all may not be gloom and doom

Though Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration projects a whopping $2.1 billion deficit for the new fiscal year, which began July 1, that is based partly on pessimistic stock market projections from April that — at least so far — haven’t come to pass. Some legislators want to crack open the state’s record-setting $3 billion rainy day […]

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Middletown ceremony celebrates new Beman Middle School

Local dignitaries gathered Tuesday afternoon for a joy-filled, informal christening of the new Beman Middle School at the track which overlooks the massive building now under construction. With the $87.35 million construction project humming along in the background, Board of Education officials and city leaders spoke to several-dozen members of the community — several of them […]

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Torrington school proposal gets a forum

City residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed $74.6 million Torrington Middle/High School building project in a public forum Tuesday at 6 p.m. The public forum will be the first of three scheduled before the Nov. 3 referendum, in which city taxpayers will vote on the construction of the proposed $74.6 […]

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Windsor Locks PZC OKs sports complex development

Windsor Locks’ Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously approved the All Sports Village development Wednesday during a special meeting dedicated only to the project and spanning about five hours. The commission passed the project on a 5-0 vote. Plans show that the principal developer, Andrew Borgia of JABS Sports Management, also proposed an outdoor championship […]

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