NEW BRITAIN — With unemployment in the construction trades topping 30 percent, it was easy to round up a crowd Thursday night to stand behind the controversial Hartford-to-New Britain Busway, a $567 million project that could mean 4,100 construction jobs, beginning this fall.
“We are ready to build,” said Jeffrey Merrow, the business manager of Laborers Local 611, offering an easy applause line to burly construction workers, many wearing evidence of a bad economy: shiny hard hats and clean boots. “And the naysayers are just naysaying.”
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