Millions for Groton and New London!

June 7, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,
Happy Friday! It is a great week to be a resident of Groton or New London. In this week's eblast, I will walk you through the millions in funding coming to our district. You can click on the links below to navigate between sections.
Millions for Groton and New London
Today, the State Bonding Commission approved millions of dollars for various projects in Groton and New London.

The following projects were approved:


  • $27,598 for the Marine Science Magnet School in Groton
  • $2 million for the Groton Early Childhood Education Center for predevelopment for a new building resulting in an expansion of childcare
  • $7,761,000 to provide a grant-in-aid to the United States Navy to finance infrastructure improvements at the United States Navy Submarine Base-New London, located in Groton, for the Port Services Floating Piers Replacement and Boat Ramp reconstruction projects. The improvements will provide new utility services, a wider and safer working environment, and will enable the base to keep more vessels.
  • Part of a $5 million allocation to finance projects at various Military Departments, including the renovation and construction of addition to hangar at the Groton Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group

New London

  • $245,037 for the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London
  • $1,620,357 for the Lyman Allyn Art Museum to complete the Lyman Allen Park, a 12-acre urban park with lighted walkways, sculpture gardens, an event stage, a water feature, and greens spaces
  • $586,994 for reconstruction and improvements to the warehouse and New London State Pier, including site improvements and improvements to ferry slips

Each of the seven projects funded today will make a major change in our towns, including millions for early childhood, our Navy base, and the arts. I can’t wait to see the result of these amazing projects.

Multi-Use Trail Funding
This week, Governor Lamont announced $10 million in state grants for recreational trails across Connecticut, including $143,000 for the Copp Family Park Trail accessibility improvements in Groton and $396,960 for the Mitchell Woods: Accessibility in Action project at Mitchell College.

Learn more about funding through the Connecticut Recreational Trails Program here:

Elder and Child Care Bills Signed Into Law
Two great bills were signed into law this week: HB 5001, which supports seniors with access to resources that will provide them with the best quality of life possible, and HB 5002, which makes child care and early childhood education more affordable and accessible.

A top priority of the General Assembly is providing the best quality of life for Connecticut residents, and these bills do just that.

EBT Skimming Scam

ATTN EBT Recipients!

As you are likely aware, this EBT skimming scam is a nationwide issue. It is also a technology-driven crime committed, at times, by organized rings in which the criminals steal Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card information by installing electronic devices on ATMs or store point-of-sale (POS) terminals to capture card information, which is commonly referred to as skimming.

Connecticut, through DSS, was one of the first states in the nation to implement a replacement benefit plan, having done so in June 2023. Here are some tips for recipients to keep your benefits safe.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.


Christine Conley


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