Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



July 29, 2022

Clinton Delegation Announces Bond Funding For Upgrades To American Legion Post 66

Today, the Clinton delegation including State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christine Goupil (D-Clinton) announced that the town will receive grant funding from the State Bond Commission, approved at its meeting today, to support upgrades to American Legion Post 66.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing home this victory for the veterans at American Legion Post 66 in Clinton,” Rep. Goupil said. “The veterans at Post 66 are the silent heroes of our community who never take credit for all the amazing work they do, which includes organizing the Memorial Day ceremonies, parade and flyover, providing a space for numerous local organizations to meet and for events. This funding will allow the post to make dire updates and energy-saving improvements to their facility, so they can continue to serve our community. I want to thank Governor Lamont’s Office, and the Bonding Subcommittee House Chair, Representative Dorinda Borer, for recognizing its need in my continued advocacy. I also want to thank Post 66 for remaining a pillar of support for all in the community.”

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support of our local community,” said Sen. Needleman. “The American Legion Post 66 has been an integral part of our community for decades, aiding our veteran populations who have given so much back. I’m proud the Post will be able to make needed upgrades.”

“American Legion Post 66 provides an incredible resource in Clinton for veterans and their families, and this state funding will help provide upgrades to their facility so that the organization can continue operating there for many years to come,” said Governor Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission.

“A thank you is totally inadequate for the gratitude we owe for our representatives. For Their work and tireless dedication in securing us this grant. We will be forever grateful. Our building desperately needs these funds for necessary upgrades. Many parts of this structure date back to 1930, including part of our electric service. The upgrades this grant will allow will ensure that this, our nerve center, will be able to continue to support the veterans of Clinton for years to come.” Commander Jack Scherban, American Legion Post 66, said.

The State Bond Commission today $458,000 in grant funds for Clinton’s American Legion Post 66, specifically to upgrade the property. This work will provide for the property’s continued operations supporting the local veteran community.