Ceci Maher

State Senator

Ceci Maher

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together For Our Communities

October 6, 2023


Today, State Senator Ceci Maher (D-Wilton) welcomed more than $9.5 million in financial support for the 26th Senate District as the State Bond Commission approved grants supporting Westport and Stamford.

Respectively, the Bond Commission approved $2.43 million as a grant-in-aid for the Westport Country Playhouse for repairs and updates, including HVAC, assisted listening system and technology upgrades. Sen. Maher submitted documentation to aid this project.

Additionally, the Bond Commission approved $750,000 for installation of energy efficient replacement chilling units at Stamford’s Superior Courthouse; $1.94 million for renovations to the Avon Theatre of Stamford for renovations including a new roof, repointing masonry, exterior brickwork, with State Senator Patricia Billie Miller supporting that project; $2.5 million supporting a pedestrian and transit-oriented development project at the Stamford Tech Hub TOD Project; $250,000 reallocated for improved safety and accessibility at the Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County, Mill River Collaborative and Boys and Girls Club of Stamford; and $2,000,000 to improve pedestrian, bike, bus and car access to Stamford’s Springdale Train Station.

“This support for our local communities is incredibly valuable, with important community cultural pillars receiving vital support,” said Sen. Maher. “The Westport Country Playhouse receiving these funds will help make sure every member of our community can enjoy its programming, while the Avon Theater will remain a pillar of local culture for years to come. Further projects will support transportation and children’s support statewide. I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support.”

“This state funding will support many projects throughout the 26th Senatorial District, and I appreciate Senator Maher’s advocacy for each of them,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “I am glad we could get them approved.”