July 25, 2022

Senator Haskell Announces $1.05 Million In State Bond Funding For Westport, Ridgefield Projects

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) announced that $1.05 million in state bond funding is scheduled to be approved and released at the Bond Commission’s scheduled meeting on July 29 supporting community projects in the 26th District. Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park will receive $750,000 in funding to support storage resources while Ridgefield will receive $300,000 to support accessible playgrounds at two elementary schools.

“I’ve visited Sherwood Island State Park with Governor Lamont on multiple occasions, and it’s clear he understands the regional importance of this beautiful coastal resource. It’s no surprise that he’s stepped up to support infrastructure improvements at Sherwood Island, ensuring the park is prepared to welcome visitors for generations to come,” said Sen. Haskell. “I also want to thank my colleague Rep. Berger-Girvalo, who fights tirelessly on behalf of the Ridgefield Public Schools. I always have her back in that fight, and I was thrilled to support her work to fund accessible and fun playgrounds for Ridgefield’s elementary school students.”

According to the State Bond Commission’s agenda for its July 29 meeting, the state will release $750,000 for work at Sherwood Island State Park for the renovation of a storage facility and addition of a new equipment storage building. Additionally, Ridgefield will receive $300,000 to support accessible playgrounds at Ridgebury and Barlow Elementary Schools.