Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



July 19, 2021

Senator Needleman Thanks State Bond Commission as Deep River Elementary, Haddam Library Slated to Receive Project Funding

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) gave his thanks to the State Bond Commission after an agenda for the Commission’s scheduled meeting on July 23 confirmed Haddam’s Brainerd Memorial Library and Deep River Elementary School will soon receive state funding for repairs and other work done at those buildings.

“This funding represents significant steps forward for improving important town resources, furthering education and inspiration in our communities,” said Sen. Needleman. “I’m pleased that the Brainerd Memorial Library and Deep River Elementary School will receive these important funds to further important work being done to modernize, update and ensure the safety and usefulness of these buildings for decades to come. I’d like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for supporting these vital local projects.”

Deep River Elementary School’s roof replacement project will receive $132,000 as its next phase begins. Ongoing work on the building’s roof continues to repair several leaks, with the end goal of fully replacing it for long-term use and benefit locally.

Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam will receive $759,375 to continue its renovation project, which includes the creation of a new parking lot with disabled-accessible parking spaces, a new lower level entry plaza and public entrance, refurbishment and repositioning of public restrooms, a lower level lobby and new exterior lights, among other work. The renovation work has been underway for some time now.