New Retail Space at Prospect and Boulevard

Just about every day I drove by Larry’s Service Station at the corner of Prospect and Boulevard, on the West Hartford border. Then late last week the trucks were gone and there was a chain link fence surrounding the property. Where’d Larry go? Apparently to Farmington Avenue in Hartford. And yesterday the demolition commenced on Larry’s old locale. Steel beams swung around by a crane, dropped onto a pile of rubble below. Larry’s old home

West Hartford Budget Defeated

Less than 30% of West Hartford’s eligible voters turned out yesterday to vote on the Budget Referendum. Sad. The budget was soundly defeated, as 73% of those that did vote sent the message “Nice try, but go back to the drawing board, we don’t want to be taxed this much.” So now the question is “What exactly will be cut in order to reduce the budget?” Education will most likely be the main target, as

Blue Back Falls Behind…

The Hartford Courant reported today that portions of the Blue Back Square project have fallen behind schedule. While construction delays are common with new development projects, Town Manager Jim Francis reports that he is confident that the grand opening scheduled for November 1 is still on track. A nice surprise was that the estimated tax revenue of Blue Back this year was initially projected at $500,000. They are now estimating tax revenue of $828,000. Hopefully