Connecticut

Finance Director Reviews Fund Balance Changes for Board

SOUTHBURY — During the Board of Finance on meeting Monday, January 11, Finance Director Dan Colton reviewed possible changes to the unassigned general fund balance, which contains approximately $4 million. That amount does not include the $2 million earmarked for the purchase of Edgewood Bath and Tennis. Mr. Colton explained that he would like to create a debt servicing fund to ...

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Island Avenue School Committee Delivers Final Report

MADISON — The committee charged with finding a permanent use for the Island Avenue School building delivered its final recommendations to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) this week, though a final decision on Island’s future has yet to be determined. Just over a year after being formed, the Ad-hoc Island Future Use Committee delivered a final report to the BOS, ...

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Stamford seeks master plan to dictate which schools to rebuild

Cloonan Middle School, 11 West North St. in Stamford, Connecticut is photographed on Feb. 12, 2020. The school is one of five buildings considered for demolition. STAMFORD — It will be a long while before any shovels touch the ground to rebuild Stamford school buildings deemed by officials to be deficient. But those officials began to put the process in ...

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Madison Debates Process for Island as OLMPA Requests Lease Renewal

MADISON — Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLMPA) officially requested a one-year extension for its lease of the Island Avenue School building, with the Board of Selectmen (BOS) now considering whether to approve the private K-8 school for another year under previously agreed on terms while the town seeks a long-term solution for the property. A vote on the ...

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Connecticut Purchasing Group

Welcome to the Connecticut Purchasing Group! Gain extensive access to RFPs, bids and awards throughout the state. Registered vendors benefit from more state and local government bids in a central location and an easier way to access public business opportunities. Please register with Statewide access for open bids and RFPs from government agencies. Source: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/connecticut/solicitations/closed-bids/page9?selectedContent=AGGREGATE

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Strong School Revival Back In-Play

Neighbors Lee Cruz and Christel Manning outside the empty school. Three years after its last failed attempt, the city is gearing up again to find someone to redevelop the vacant former Strong School — this time by extending the vision of change to the surrounding “district.” The latest plan revealed the revived revival effort to 40 neighbors gathered for the ...

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Opinion: Nathaniel Witherell ‘a millstone around the necks of all taxpaying Greenwich residents’

The Nathaniel Witherell nursing and rehabilitation facility in Greenwich. The town-owned Nathaniel Witherell nursing and rehabilitation facility in Greenwich could have changes in store as Greenwich begins to accept bids from firms seeking to take over operations. In response to the Greenwich Time article on Sunday, Dec. 6, I fully support the decision to issue an RFP seeking options for changing management ...

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North Stonington seeking tenant for two-story wing of North Stonington Education Center

The Town of North Stonington is moving forward in seeking to lease the 2-story wing of the education center with a socially-distanced open house slated for Thursday, December 3, 2020. They also remain in negotiations on the leading of the 1-story wing . Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun the town is moving forward in seeking to lease the 2-story wing ...

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Connecticut rail car purchase plan is on the wrong track

A well-run rail company buys rail cars that are safe, efficient, and fit demand at the best possible price. For Connecticut local train service, the state needs off-the-shelf trains to keep costs down. Quick acceleration is also crucial, particularly for the steep, curvy rail lines that connect Connecticut’s inland communities with the New Haven Line. As it stands, the state ...

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Town Issues RFP for Management Services In Conjunction with Possible Sale of Nathaniel Witherell

The future of The Nathaniel Witherell, the 202‐bed skilled nursing facility owned by the Town of Greenwich, is uncertain. The Witherell was recently named a 2020-21 “Best Nursing Home” by US News & World Report. On Oct 29, Greenwich issued an Request for Proposal for Management Services for the Nathaniel Witherell, in conjunction with the possible purchase or lease of facility. According ...

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LEGAL NOTICE – Request for Proposal

Gilead Community Services, Inc., a non-profit agency, New Britain, CT, invites GENERAL CONTRACTORS to submit a proposal to remodel 2 multi-person bathrooms.  Supply and install needed fixtures, new shower inserts, and all plumbing. Projects are funded by HUD and subject to Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements.  Proposals must be received no later than 11/16/20.  Project specifications and site visit arrangements are ...

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Call for applications: Madison seeks plan to ‘light up’ the town

Marilyn Shaw, left, and her friend Linda Keating eat outside at Allegro restaurant in downtown Madison, Conn., on Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020. The town’s Economic Development Commission is seeking applications for someone to “Light up Madison” and transform the town into a “spectacle” this winter. With the world turned upside-down by COVID-19, Ryan Duques, chairman of Madison’s Economic Development Commission, ...

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The Fitch Files: Attorney General’s Office refuses to investigate Dillon Stadium deal but questions remain

Three years ago, Dillon Stadium was a run-down, unused and possibly dangerous area, with poor grounds and rusted bleachers that were not up to code. Today it stands renewed, hosting a professional soccer team, vendors, new playing turf and seating for 5,500. But how Dillon Stadium’s revitalization came about is a matter of debate, particularly because most of it was ...

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North Stonington seeking tenant for unused wing in former school building

North Stonington Town Hall NORTH STONINGTON — With the school construction project now complete, town officials are trying to determine the best way to address an unused wing within the North Stonington Education Center. The town is seeking a partnership with an educational organization that would be able to use the autonomous, single-story wing adjacent to the Board of Education offices. ...

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Stonington moving forward with $10 million sewer bond; RFP could go out in August

STONINGTON — Town officials will move forward in securing a $10 million bond to address repair needs and improvements at three sewer facilities and 17 pumping stations, and officials said Wednesday that the project could be ready to seek proposals as early as August. Members of the Board of Finance unanimously approved the plan to bond $10 million for the project ...

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Island Ave. Committee Releases Survey with New Timeline Due to Pandemic

MADISON — The Island Avenue School Use Committee, named early this year to begin researching a use or sale of the Island Avenue building that is currently leased to a local private school, is putting out a community survey and re-orienting its process as it still plans to deliver a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on the building. ...

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Southington Hiring Marketing Firm To Promote Business

The town of Southington is looking to hire a marketing firm. Outdoor dining in Southington. (Southington Police Department) SOUTHINGTON, CT — The town of Southington is looking to hire a marketing firm to help promote “dining opportunities, retail, and businesses.” Target areas are Downtown Southington, Plantsville, Milldale, Marion, and the Meriden-Waterbury Road corridor, according to a request for proposals package ...

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State contracts with Yale New Haven Hospital System, Jackson Laboratory, Genesys Lab to ramp up COVID-19 testing critical to reopening

Nurses from the Bristol-Burlington Health District collects a patient’s nasal swab at Bristol Hospital’s drive-thru coronavirus specimen collection station.(Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/TNS) Connecticut has entered into long-term agreements with the Yale New Haven Hospital System, The Jackson Laboratory and Genesys Diagnostics to conduct widespread COVID-19 testing across the state. Under the contracts: The Yale New Haven Hospital System will process up ...

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The Greenwich Department of Human Services Funding RFP To Be Released May 7, 2020

By: GREENWICHFREEPRESS The Greenwich Dept of Human Services is soliciting proposals todisburse funds to social service and behavioral health agencies for town residents through its Community Partnerships Program. The Community Partnerships Program provides financial support to community organizations that offer essential services and programs that reflect the Greenwich Dept of Human Services mission. Eligibility to apply for this funding is limited ...

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AVANGRID Expanded Wind Generation Fleet by 831 MW in 2019, Other Accomplishments Detailed in 2019 Sustainability Report

Amid pandemic, AVANGRID reaffirms commitment to investing in clean energy and supporting communities ORANGE, Conn. — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report as it pledged to intensify its investments in a smarter, cleaner energy future throughout the pandemic crisis and beyond. AVANGRID Issues 2019 Sustainability Report Tweet this The 2019 Sustainability Report, titled “Working Together for a Clean Energy ...

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