Citing $1.2T infrastructure act, EEOC probes racism, sexism in construction

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission spotlighted construction’s culture of racism and sexual harassment Tuesday in a hearing where a Black forklift driver said he was encouraged to wear a noose around his neck for Halloween, and a female ironworker testified women developed urinary tract infections after being pressured not “to go to the bathroom too […]

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Windsor officials adopt tighter controls for new warehouses/logistics centers

Windsor officials last week adopted stronger controls over construction of new warehouses and distribution centers, responding to rising resident concerns. The change also means that large warehouse proposals will be subject to public hearings, and the commission can use resident feedback to require changes to plans to address the concerns of residents and board members. […]

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Avelo growth at Tweed New Haven airport spurs off-site parking plan

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport is “in the last stages” of negotiating a short-term, off-site solution to parking capacity issues expected to arise when Avelo Airlines goes from eight to 12 flights a day and adds flights to Chicago, Baltimore-Washington and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. later this month, an official said. Additional parking will be part of […]

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DeLauro Earmarks Almost $13 Million For Projects In Seymour & Ansonia

Seymour and Beacon Falls could benefit from $10 million in federal funds to build a road and the accompanying infrastructure that will provide access into 223 acres behind Stop & Shop on Franklin Street. The Haynes Group wants to build a 300,000-square foot mixed-use project that would include retail, restaurants, medical space, and some 200-market […]

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Wethersfield plan to modernize, enlarge elementary schools estimated at $271 million

Wethersfield’s school system wants a fall referendum on its proposed $271 million modernization of the town’s elementary schools. Construction would be done in stages over a decade, and in the end about 30% of Wethersfield’s elementary grade students would be transferred to different schools than the ones they attend now, educators said. The plan would […]

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Connecticut Supreme Court orders new trial over termination of original Dunkin’ Donuts Park developers

The original developers — Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford LLC — in July 2016 filed a $90 million lawsuit challenging the termination. In 2019, a jury in Superior Court in Hartford sided with the city, placing blame on Centerplan and DoNo for not meeting deadline. The jury also awarded the city $335,000 in damages. […]

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Hartford Healthcare planning to add a dozen new medical facilities in Fairfield County

Hartford Healthcare is making a major push into southwestern Connecticut, adding a dozen new medical facilities in Fairfield County over the next 18 months, according to an executive with the company that will be handling the construction work. Rich Lee, managing director for Branford-based for O,R & L Commercial said most of the new medical […]

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New Torrington High School to open in 2025

Construction is slated to begin in October with a scheduled occupancy date of February 2025. The old building will then be demolished, and construction of a new gymnasium and athletic fields will start in March 2025 with a planned completion date in January 2026. The state is paying for 85% of the $179.5 million project, […]

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As Ned Lamont promotes clean energy, Bob Stefanowski wary on cost

On Tuesday, Lamont conducted a ceremonial signing of two bipartisan clean-energy bills near a solar array in Bloomfield, a predominantly Black suburb chosen to underscore the racial justice component of curbing greenhouse emissions. One sets a goal of 2040 for all electricity supplied to Connecticut ratepayers to be carbon free, codifying in law an executive […]

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