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Sherman residents question Route 37 closure timeline 10/15/2018

Katrina KoertingSHERMAN — The work to stabilize a steep bank near Quaker Brook along Route 37 is several weeks overdue and residents are getting frustrated waiting for the road to reopen.“We have been cut in half,” said Terri Hahn, president of Timber Trails, a 1,000-acre community surrounding the project.                                                                                                               

State plans meeting on $6M safety project for Route 202 10/12/2018

Jim Shay and Julia PerkinsBROOKFIELD — A $6 million plan to improve busy Federal Road is back on track. The state Department of Transportation will conduct a public information meeting on proposed safety improvements along Route 202 in Brookfield later this month. Recommended VideoThe work was among the $4.3 billion worth of transportation projects the state had postponed at the start of this year until funding could be identified.The project is designed to improve safety and reduce the bottlenecks on the road, where several big stores are located.“We’re getting traffic jams every Saturday and Sunday along the lower corridor of Federal Road,” First Selectman Steve Dunn said. “That's primarily due to the fact that the road has not been upgraded to address the addition of big box stores — the Kohl’s, the Costcos, the BJs. The road is overloaded right now as constructed.” The state has also cited the area as a problem spot for cra

Winsted school committee interviewing architects to renovate Hinsdale School 10/11/2018

Leslie HutchisonWINCHESTER — In the 18 months since the Mary P. Hinsdale Elementary School was closed, a group of residents, elected officials and construction experts have worked toward a plan to reopen the building and resume classes by fall 2019.One of the most critical steps in the process begins this week when architectural firms that bid on the project will be interviewed by members of the Hinsdale Renovation Project Committee. Recommended VideoFive firms were chosen for interviews, Winchester Superintendent of Schools Melony M. Brady-Shanley said in an email. She noted that six firms were asked to clarify questions from the committee, and once that occurred, interviews with all but one of the responding firms were scheduled.The first round of interviews will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The committee will conduct the interviews in succession with three firms: Friar Architecture of Farmington, Perkins Eastman of Stamford