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Bond Commission approves projects worth $795 M 09/21/2018

Ken Dixon In what might be Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s last meeting presiding over the State Bond Commission, the Democrat-dominated panel approved about $795 million in capital projects, from brownfield cleanups to school safety and open space acquisition, along with millions for local projects around Connecticut.Included was $60 million to design and build a new 1,000-space parking garage near the Stamford train station, taking the place of a since-abandoned plan for a larger-scale, public/private development.“We have a crisis in terms of timing for the removal of the old garage,” said James Redeker, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, adding that the project is about one-tenth finished. “We have a lot of work to get it to final design. This is literally between the railroad and (Interstate) 95, in a very very tight spot. It’s a very very challenging place to construct.”“We’ll continue to own the property that this current garage is on, which is just s

Room 2E at the Legislative Office BuildingFOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY!Please join us for a press conference as TRIP releases a new report on “Preserving Connecticut’s Bridges – The condition and funding needs of CT’s aging bridge system”. Date:           TODAY!!!   Thursday, September 20, 2018 Time:          9:30AM  (Please arrive early) Location:    Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford  CLICK FOR TODAYS BOND COMMISSION AGENDA  OSHA: Bridgeport work site employees exposed to hazards 09/20/2018

BRIDGEPORT — A construction company faces penalties of more than $140,000 after being cited for exposing employees to hazards at a work site in Bridgeport.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration citedL.L.E. Construction LLC, a company based in South Carolina, for “exposing employees to fall and other hazards” at a Bridgeport site.With the citation comes $146,554 in proposed penalties.“OSHA inspectors observed employees installing shingles and a skylight without fall protection,” the Department of Labor said Wednesday.“L.L.E. Construction and its owner disagrees with the violations as cited. Having said that, we will work together with representatives from OSHA to resolve these issues favorably,” said. Frank J. Riccio II, a Bridgeport-based attorney representing the company for this matter.The company’s citation was for failing to provide its employees with fall protection, failing to train employees to recognize fall hazards, failu

Please join us for a press conference as TRIP releases a new report on “Preserving Connecticut’s Bridges – The condition and funding needs of CT’s aging bridge system”. Date:           Thursday, September 20, 2018Time:          9:00AM  (Please arrive early)Location:    Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford  09/19/2018

New Haven not worried about development of Coliseum siteMary E. O’LearyNEW HAVEN — Max? Are you out there?Max Reim, founding principal at Live Work Learn Play, which has an agreement to develop the former Coliseum site, has missed another deadline as the city pushes him to justify why it should wait any longer for the Montreal-based developer to advance his five-year-old proposal.Mayor Toni Harp this week said she is having Economic Development Administrator Matthew Nemerson check in with Reim one more time as the 5.5 acres of prime real estate at the edge of Ninth Square remains a parking lot“We are at the point now where we are waiting, waiting and waiting. It is really time for them to show us they can do this,” she said. If not, “it is time for us to move on,” Harp said.“We will have a project there. The question is whether they will be the developer,” Harp said. “There are many developers who are interested in that site.