Housatonic River PCBs Back in News: GE Critical of New EPA Cleanup Plan

06/11/14

Housatonic River PCBs Back in News: GE Critical of New EPA Cleanup Plan

The river is contaminated with PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that was released into the waterway from a General Electric transformer plant in Pittsfield, Mass, from 1932 until PCBs were banned by the U.S. government in 1977.

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 ‘High-End’ Shopping, 100 Outlet Stores Envisioned for West Haven

06/10/14

‘High-End’ Shopping, 100 Outlet Stores Envisioned for West Haven

Two developers with a track record of success are looking to build a $200 million “high-end” shopping center with 100 outlet stores, six restaurants and, in its second phase, a hotel and possibly apartments on the West River Crossing site the city has spent two decades trying to get off the ground.

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Malloy Seeks $349 Million for Bridge Disrupting Metro-North Trains in Norwalk

06/09/14

Malloy Seeks $349 Million for Bridge Disrupting Metro-North Trains in Norwalk

The 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk will be given detailed inspections to determine how it failed and the state has requested $349 million to replace it, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a press conference after a “summit” with MTA, Metro-North and state officials in New York.

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Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut Estate Back on Market, for $14.8 Million

06/06/14

Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut Estate Back on Market, for $14.8 Million

Actress Katharine Hepburn's former estate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is back on the market, for $14.8 million.

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Connecticut Library Officials Optimistic for e-book Offerings

06/04/14

Connecticut Library Officials Optimistic for e-book Offerings

Several local library directors said a bill recently signed into law has the potential to reduce costs associated with obtaining electronic books for patrons.

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