Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



January 6, 2022

Senator Needleman Excited by Prospects of $1.8 Million Grant Meant to Clean Up Haddam Blighted Properties

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) supported the announced release of a $1.8 million grant meant to clean up blighted properties in Haddam through the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brownfield Remediation Program. The grant will lead to the remediation of two former mill buildings, with intended reuse to benefit the local community.

“I’d like to thank Governor Lamont and the Brownfield Remediation Program for their support of the remediation of the D&H Scoville Hoe Company mill buildings,” said Sen. Needleman. “Its location, right near Higganum’s Village Center, is key to support the growing revitalization of the area – once abated, the mill buildings can be used as shops, galleries, offices or restaurants, all of which will benefit our community.”

The Haddam grant was one of 13 announced Thursday by the Governor’s Office, representing $17.9 million in total state funding to support the remediation of 40 blighted parcels in 13 towns and cities across Connecticut. Brownfield remediation serves two strong purposes in Connecticut, giving communities positive economic impact by returning properties to productive use and removing contaminants from those properties that may have had negative impacts on the local environment.