Middletown Offers Tax Help for Historic Renovations

MIDDLETOWN —  Soon Middletown property owners willing to complete at least $15,000 of restoration work on a historic structure could qualify for up to 10 years of full or partial property tax abatements.  The Middletown Common Council last week voted unanimously to approve the program. Middletown Director of Planning, Conservation...

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Middletown Moves Forward with Plan to Redevelop Waterfront Parcels

The Middletown Common Council voted unanimously on Monday night to purchase four properties as part of its long-term plan to develop the waterfront.  The purchases, which are valued at $2.55 million, are part of a larger $55 million bonded project to develop properties and improve public infrastructure in Middletown’s downtown...

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Legislators Debate Three Proposals for Healthcare

...protect jobs in the state. Susan Halpin, a lobbyist for the Connecticut Association of Health Plans, which represents the insurance industry, echoed this.  “[The public option] puts us out of business, if you take it down to its full conclusion,” said Halpin.  Concerns State Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, co-chair of...

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Groton City Mayor Keith Hedrick Makes his Case for a 3rd Term

...talks about the fact that he was the youngest legislator, the youngest African-American legislator, that he would be the first Latino mayor. The mayor of Middletown is 27, and if Aundré gets elected he’ll be 26, so then he’d be the youngest mayor in the state. To me, this is...

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Parties Split on Elections Legislation

...to move backward.”  State Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, said he thinks these measures will be important for people who can’t get to the polls on election day — individuals who work multiple jobs, for instance.  But allowing for early voting and no-excuse ballots would require a statewide referendum and an...

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Connecticut’s Cities Press to Recoup Tax-Exempt Revenue

...guidance counselor or a librarian in all the public schools. It’s a pattern that’s repeated in Hartford and Middletown. According to Elicker, Yale University pays $13 million in voluntary payments to the city. But if the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital were not provided with tax-exempt status, the tax revenue...

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Environmentalists Return to Unfinished Work Cut Short by Pandemic

...life for products,” said Kim O’Rourke, the recycling program coordinator for Middletown. “This would help transition pick up away from municipalities to producers, reducing the cost for the taxpayer.”  This year the focus is on passing legislation that would establish a tire, gas cylinder and paper and packaging extended product...

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