Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



June 24, 2021

Senator Needleman Encouraged by State Grant Funding to Assess Blighted Property in Colchester

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) was encouraged to see the state commit grant funding to a Colchester property, helping assess the Brown’s Mill property on Comstock Bridge Road with the purpose of seeing if it would be suitable as a recreation site. As part of $19 million in state grants awarded by Governor Ned Lamont’s administration for blighted property assessment and remediation, the Colchester site will receive $27,500 for the assessment.

“I’d like to thank Governor Lamont and his administration for making this important investment in our community,” said Sen. Needleman. “It’s fitting that at the beginning of summer, local officials will have the potential ability to pursue a new recreation area, potentially a fishing access point to the Salmon River. This assessment will potentially bring local residents a new opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and nature. I’m looking forward to seeing its results.”