Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



May 7, 2024
State Senator Norm Needleman
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May 7, 2024

Senator Needleman Secures $1.15 Million To Support District Projects

The Senate voted Tuesday to approve the use of more than $360 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding soon to expire, including $1.15 million to support six separate projects across the 33rd Senate District. State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) was proud to deliver such support to the region as the bill in question passed by a 26-10 vote.

The $1.15 million in funding includes $250,000 for Clinton’s Town Beach; $250,000 for the Lyme Public Library and Town Hall’s HVAC systems; $200,000 for carpet replacements at Colchester’s Bacon Academy; $200,000 for East Haddam’s I-Park Foundation; and $150,000 for the Essex Fire Department. It also includes $100,000 to support the regional Deep River, Essex and Cheshire Dog Pound.

“This funding will play an important role supporting and improving facilities in towns across the 33rd Senate District, and I’m ecstatic to see its approval helping neighbors and friends throughout our communities,” said Sen. Needleman. “This is an excellent investment in our towns’ futures.”

President Biden and Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of 2021 as a means of boosting the American economy amid a downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since supported initiatives including workforce development, public health and safety, and local governments across the nation.

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