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Author: Tom Condon, CTMirror.org

  • Four Corners no more: CT turning some intersections into roundabouts

    Four Corners no more: CT turning some intersections into roundabouts

    The intersection of Routes 82 and 85 in Salem, sometimes called the Four Corners, used to have a lot of crashes, many of them serious. Now it doesn’t. The reason for the welcome decline is deceptively simple: the state changed the geometry of the crossroads. In 2012, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) installed a…

  • CT towns, desperate to fill technical jobs, scramble for workers

    CT towns, desperate to fill technical jobs, scramble for workers

    Vernon’s municipal workforce was raided twice last year. The town lost a building official to Coventry and a planning specialist to Tolland. This caused Vernon to examine and enhance its overall salary and benefit structure, said town administrator Michael Purcaro, which included implementing the increasingly popular four-day work week. The changes enticed both workers to…