Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



September 19, 2022

Senator Needleman Announces Infrastructure Grants Approved For Chester, Essex, Deep River

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) announced that Chester, Essex and Deep River were approved to receive grant funding through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program, which supports small towns for economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects. Over $1.4 million in state funding will support improvements to streets, parks and town resources in the three towns.

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont in making these approvals, which will strongly benefit the infrastructure of our communities,” said Sen. Needleman. “These funds support street reconstructions, park developments and an enhanced Civic Campus in Essex. I look forward to these projects benefitting our residents.”

Funding approvals include:

  • $500,000 in state funding for phase four of Chester’s North Main Street reconstruction project, matched by $143,200 from the town
  • $500,000 in state funding for improvements to the Essex Civic Campus, matched by $130,000 from the town
  • $433,500 in state funding for improvements to Plattwood Park, matched by $100,000 from the town