Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

December 8, 2023


Friday, December 8, 2023


State Senator Mae Flexer today announced that the State Bond Commission is poised to approve nearly $300,000 in state bonding for public projects in Killingly and Thompson when it meets December 15 in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The State Bond Commission agenda includes a $210,000 state grant for improvements to the 53-acre Owen Bell Park in Killingly, which features a track and trails for running and walking, playground equipment for children, basketball and tennis courts, a skateboard park, ball fields, and picnic areas.

Killingly Town Manager Mary Calorio said the state funds will be combined with other funds to erect a park pavilion, build a toddler-sized splash pad, dredge the park pond, and erect various shade structures to sheild families from the summer sun.

“We’re super-grateful to Senator Flexer for this. I started working with Mae on this funding about a year ago,” Calorio said. “To make all of these investments as a small town, it’s difficult. We’re so happy about our partnership with the state.”

The bonding agenda also includes $80,000 to create an ADA-compliant playground at the Mary R. Fisher Elementary School in Thompson, which is home to about 400 students.

“Both of these bond agenda items are investments in the people of Killingly and Thompson that I have discussed with local officials and lobbied for at the state level,” Sen. Flexer said. “I want to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their attention to eastern Connecticut and the recognition that these projects will have on the quality of life for the families who enjoy life in our smaller towns.”