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"The Nuvance lease will bring office space occupancy to 80%, and with their proposed further expansion we will be at 100%," says project manager Michael Basile.
“I have been at the decision-making table for numerous initiatives, and feel prepared to take on this role, representing all members of our community," the incoming mayor says.
Mark Boughton, who is in the midst of his record 10th term as the city’s mayor, will begin his new job on Dec. 18.
The rollback to Phase 2 is a voluntary decision and not mandated by the state.
"Don’t let them spin this and tell you it’s gotten better," Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said of Eversource. "It hasn't."
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has asked Eversource to provide refunds to customers and hold off on rate increases and/or charges for restoring power; Eversource Chairman, President and CEO James J. Judge declined, the senator said.
The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”
The Westfield Trumbull and Danbury Fair Mall also expect to open on the 20th, while Norwalk's SoNo Collection is reportedly readying itself to do so as well.
“Be confident, be calm, and be compassionate – ‘the three C’s'," Boughton says. "You want people to know that you are somebody thy can turn to when there’s a crisis facing the community."
Around the state, some favor opening businesses now, while others favor slowly rolling out certain sectors. Even Gov. Ned Lamont, who has said an official strategic announcement will be made on May 20, is now indicating some reopenings could occur sooner.
As proposed, the project would create over 100 construction jobs during a two-year period. When operational in 2023, Danbury Proton would employ over 30 full-time equivalent employees including radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, medical support and administrative staff.
The governor said that, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, the state has withstood about $450 million in coronavirus-related expenses. "Connecticut right now is doing better than a lot of other states," Lamont said, noting the strength of its rainy day fund.
The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.
"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."