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STATE SENATOR

Tim Larson

Getting Results

Protecting CT Farmlands

The Connecticut River Valley contains some of the best agricultural soil in the country. Preserving the best of the best soils for future generations to farm is critical to maintaining a high quality of life for the community and the entire State of Connecticut.

That’s why I was proud to joined Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Steven K. Reviczky and Tim Shepard to announce the permanent protection of approximately 50 acres of farmland owned by the Shepard Family Farm through the state’s voluntary Farmland Preservation Program.

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The Town contributed $245,500, and the State of Connecticut $462,254, to purchase the development rights from the landowners, who maintain ownership of the property.

Protected farms help the town and state promote local food security, retain rural character and scenic vistas, protect natural resources, and sustain employment in the agricultural sector.

Grand Opening of Riverside Magnet School

I was proud to join students, parents, teachers, and other state and local officials last week to commemorate the opening of Riverside Magnet School’s new 19,000-square-foot expansion on the campus on Goodwin College.

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Completed in time for the upcoming school year, this state-funded school construction project adds new state-of-the-art classrooms and provides students with additional academic enrichment opportunities.