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UNH in Talks To Buy Hubbell Site

ORANGE — The University of New Haven is in negotiations to acquire the former Hubbell Electronics campus in Orange. The 47-acre property, just off the Merritt Parkway. UNH says it hopes to site a graduate school campus in existing buildings on the 47-acre site, which was vacated by the electronics manufacturer in 2010. The property is presently owned by the town of Orange.

UNH officials say they hope to have a deal to acquire the property and its three buildings totaling about 70,000 square feet by this spring, and offer classes there as soon as the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year. UNH plans to move graduate programs in UNH’s College of Business, including its executive master’s of business administration, to the new campus if the deal goes through.

Spanish Bank, Yale Partner

NEW HAVEN — Yale University and Banco Santander have entered into an agreement that expands an ongoing partnership in support of international education. The bank, which made its first grants to Yale in 2011, has committed new funding to the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. The funding reported totals $750,000 over three years.

The center was established in 2001 to promote an understanding of globalization and foster the exchange of information between Yale faculty and policymakers. Today, under the direction of former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo, the center focuses on global development, financial globalization, international trade, and the provision of key global public goods. "">cheap topics include the examination of the international regime of drug control and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Banco Santander will help to fund core activities such as lectures, conferences, workshops, international collaborations, research, publications, and policy reports.

Flying South for the Winter

WINDSOR LOCKS — Apple Vacations has commenced seasonal weekly service from Bradley Airport (BDL) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The flights will operate on Saturdays through March 30, 2013, as Frontier Flight No. 8548 departs BDL at 10:45 a.m. with " return service (Frontier Flight No. 8549) arriving at 7 p.m. The 150-seat Airbus 320 aircraft will be utilized for this seasonal charter service.

According to Connecticut Airport Authority Kevin A. Dillon, “This service complements Delta Air Lines’ current seasonal weekly nonstop round-trip flight to Cancun [December 15 through March 30] as well as Delta’s upcoming seasonal weekly nonstop round trip re-launch from Bradley to Orlando [February 16 through March 30].”

City Seeks Buyer for 10 Wall Street

NEW HAVEN — The city of New Haven is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in purchasing 10 Wall Street, a 1.07 acre surface parking lot located in downtown New Haven in the northeastern most of the city’s original nine squares. The area is filled with restaurants, shops, offices, apartments, government buildings and other educational institutions.

The city is particularly interested in seeing this site developed for commercial, residential or mixed use in " /wp-content/buy click here way that will augment the vibrancy and vitality of downtown New Haven.

To learn more about the site, visit the city's Bureau of Purchases website at


Connex Opens Branford Branch

BRANFORD — Connex Credit Union this month opens a new Branford branch, at 620 West Main Street. The new branch will also debut Personal Teller Machines (PTM), which the “Unbank” bills as a convenient, electronic way to handle personal finances while still providing the personal service of person-to-person transactions. For its scheduled February 13 opening Connex pledged to make an opening day charitable donation of $500 to benefit the Community Dining Room, a Branford-based non-profit that provides food, support and companionship to the shoreline area. Connex has pledged to make an additional donation of $10 for every new checking account or loan opened at the new branch through March, up to $500.


Low Power Rankings for UI, CL&P

Connecticut’s two principal electric utilities — Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co. — fared poorly in a recent J.D. Power & Associates customer-satisfaction survey of 26 Northeast utilities. CL&P, headquartered in Berlin, ranked 11th out of 12 large electric utilities among commercial and industrial ratepayers in cost, communications, reliability, quality and corporate citizenship. CL&P scored 578 out of 1,000 in customer-satisfaction points, besting only the Long Island Power Authority.

New Haven-based UI ranked No. 13 out of 14 mid-sized Northeastern utilities, ahead of Washington, D.C. electric utility Pepco. UI scored 582 out of 1,000 customer-satisfaction points.

The J.D. Power survey was conducted from April to June and from September to December 2012.

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