Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



July 29, 2022

Essex Delegation Announces Bond Funding For Emergency Radio Tower

Today, the Essex delegation including State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christine Palm (D-Essex) announced that the town will receive grant funding from the State Bond Commission, approved today, that will aid the construction of an emergency radio tower, among other important emergency upgrades.

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support of our local community,” said Sen. Needleman. “An emergency radio tower in our area, among other emergency equipment upgrades, will play an important and valuable role in preserving and supporting public safety. I look forward to this project moving forward.”

“It’s encouraging that our community will have stronger and more resilient resources in the event of emergency,” said Rep. Palm. “I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for committing to and investing in local safety.”

“This state funding will be used to upgrade the emergency response equipment in Essex to ensure that the region continues to have modernized communications capabilities in the event of emergencies,” said Governor Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission. “I am glad that we can partner with the town on this project.”

The State Bond Commission today approved $165,000 for Essex to build an emergency radio tower, install a generator and make additional upgrades to emergency equipment. These resources will better prepare the region in the event of future emergencies.