Congratulations to the Town of Haddam, which received a $4,550,000 grant award for Serving Our Seniors – Affordable Senior Housing and Senior Center. This adaptive reuse, ADA-accessible project in Higganum Village will transform the former elementary school to create a new Senior Center and sidewalks connecting to downtown. Thirty-three units of affordable senior housing will be created. The site will also host the community food pantry, a multi-generational park, and a dog park. The former school auditorium will be available for public use.
Over the next several weeks you may see some bright red liquid in the tributaries of the Connecticut River - do not be alarmed!
The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station (CAES), will soon begin releasing a non-toxic red dye in order to study the patterns of water flow. This study is being done as Phase I of testing that will eventually help the two groups finds ways to manage hydrilla in our waterways.
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's devastating decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I am pleased that Connecticut has been a national leader in passing a number of measures defending residents, healthcare workers, and those from out-of-state seeking reproductive services and resources.
No doubt you have seen - on the news or with your own eyes - the dangerous conditions on the Connecticut River. The devastating floods in Vermont are washing unintentionally released objects (known as “flotsam”) downriver to us. Large tree branches, mattresses, garbage - even some unmoored boats - are moving briskly and causing a real hazard.
Under the program, Connecticut children 18 years of age and under – plus one accompanying adult – can receive free admission to any of the participating museums, including historic house museums, historic sites, historical societies, art museums, children’s museums, science centers, special-interest museums, natural history museums, university museums, arboretums/botanical gardens, and zoos.