Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



September 19, 2022

Senator Needleman Announces Infrastructure Grants Approved For Clinton, Old Saybrook, Westbrook

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) announced that Clinton, Old Saybrook and Westbrook 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. Approximately $1,486,000 will be distributed to the three towns for, respectively, an upgrade to Clinton’s radio communication systems and the combined installation of two sidewalks projects on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook and Westbrook.

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont in making these approvals, which will benefit infrastructure in our communities,” said Sen. Needleman. “They will allow for radio communication improvements in Clinton, improving local safety, while also installing new sidewalks on Boston Post Road for pedestrian access in Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Clinton, Old Saybrook and Westbrook leaders should be lauded. Additionally, Old Saybrook and Westbrook should be highlighted for collaborating on their projects, which will connect to each other. I’m encouraged to see these important local projects move forward.”

Funding approvals include:

  • $500,000 in state funding for an upgrade to Clinton’s town’s radio communication system, matched by $182,000 from the town
  • $500,000 in state funding approved for sidewalks in Old Saybrook on Route 1 from the Westbrook town line to Old Post Road
  • $486,000 in state funding for the installation of sidewalks in Westbrook on Boston Post Road (Route 1) to the Old Saybrook town line, matched by $100,000 from the town