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SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Martin Looney

An Advocate for Us

Improvements on the Way for Fairmont Park

I am happy to report that the State Bond Commission has approved $575,000 for drainage repairs, security upgrades and other various improvements to Fairmont Park.

New Haven's parks offer our families a chance to enjoy the outdoors, engage in healthy activities and explore nature. This state funding will ensure that everyone can take advantage of all that Fairmont Park has to offer, and that our Little League ballplayers are able to play on a field that drains properly.

I want to thank the governor for supporting these improvements, Representative Paolillo for his advocacy and the local volunteers who have done so much for Fairmont Park.

Additional Funds for New Haven and the Region

  • $10 million grant for reconstruction of New Haven Public Works facility
  • $2.3 million grant to finance repairs and replacement of various sidewalks throughout the city
  • $500,000 grant to assist Common Ground School with repayment of debt
  • $217,597 grant for construction of a playground and splash pad at DeGale Field

New Haven, Hamden and North Haven could also benefit from a state-wide $10 million grant to provide supplemental funding for the Brownfields Remediation and Revitalization Program. The funds will be used to provide grants and low-interest loans to eligible applicants for the remediation of contaminated brownfield sites to bring them back to productive use.

Additionally, New Haven, Hamden and North could benefit from a pool of $10 million for school security upgrades. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the state, combined with local school districts from across Connecticut, have spent $53 million on upgrades at 1,200 schools.