Construction’s career crisis: How did we get here?

92% of contractors have reported difficulty finding construction workers and of those, 42% said they have turned down work because of it, according to the most recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. One of the longest leading causes for construction’s understaffing issue began about 40 to 50 years ago, when the country moved […]

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Ridgefield approves $2.9 million allocation from federal funds for sewer project

A resounding “aye” echoed through Veterans Park auditorium Wednesday night as residents voted to approve $2.9 million of federal American Rescue Plan monies for the Route 7 sewer project. Voters approved an estimated $48 million for the projects in 2018, but the actual costs came in at more than $55 million, according to calculations from […]

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City officials tour new Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School, see progress on reconstruction

City officials took a tour of the new Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School’s interior Wednesday to get a glance at the project’s progress and theater reconstruction. “What was really needed was a new gymnasium because the old one doesn’t conform to any physical education or team sports dimensions. We added a gym in the […]

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Massive warehouse proposed in South Windsor

A proposal to build a 359,000-square-foot warehouse in South Windsor is pending before two town land use boards. The site plan application of property owner UW Vintage Lane II LLC of Glastonbury calls for building the warehouse on 30.3 acres bordered by Talbot Lane and Governors Highway. The Planning and Zoning Commission began a hearing […]

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City approves development agreement for housing, hotel at Fort Trumbull

The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a development agreement with Optimus Senior Living Group LLC that details a set of requirements and benchmarks for construction of 104 housing units — condominiums or apartments — and a hotel with extended stay suites. Once approvals are in place, Optimus has three years to complete the project […]

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The agreement for New Haven’s Union Station would last 35 years. Here’s what it would do.

A 35-year deal between the city, state Department of Transportation and New Haven Parking Authority to operate and improve Union Station — which eventually could be a 55-year deal — is “a deal that will stand the test of time for the next 35 years,” the city’s top development officer said. It will result in […]

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CT launches $200M in competitive grant programs for municipalities, public-private partnerships

The first, known as the Innovation Corridor Program, is expected to select and fund two or more “transformational” projects in major urban areas that will create new jobs in high-growth fields such as data science, advanced manufacturing and insurance technology. The program aims to facilitate the creation of at least 15,000 new jobs, state officials […]

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