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Joan Hartley

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Representing Waterbury, Middlebury & Naugatuck

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Contact: Dan Doyle

March 22, 2011

Hartley, Crisco Welcome State Funding For Improvements at Naugatuck Valley Community College

State Senators Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) and Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) today welcomed news about the imminent release of state funding to underwrite the design phase of major on-campus site improvements at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. A total of $1.325 million will be allocated for detailed plans of the comprehensive project.

This item is included on the agenda for Friday morning’s meeting of the State Bond Commission and is expected to be approved at that time, the lawmakers said. The General Assembly originally authorized this bonding in legislation enacted in 2005.

“Naugatuck Valley Community College offers degrees or certification in 100 separate disciplines, provides classes during the day, at night, and on weekends to accommodate every schedule, and has been serving our community for more than 45 years,” Senator Hartley said. “Its programs and services are currently in great demand so I’m delighted to know this funding will be made available to underwrite the preliminary design phase for this improvement project.”

More specifically, campus renovation plans call for new traffic signals and a realignment of the East Campus entry onto West Main Street, repaving the campus perimeter loop, improvements to the storm drainage system, and new lights, curbs, striping, sidewalks, paving, and landscaping for the school’s 1,777 parking spaces.

“Many of my constituents from Naugatuck and Beacon Falls commute to Waterbury and capitalize on the opportunities available at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and I know they’ll benefit from these campus-wide improvements,” Senator Crisco said. “Whether these students are working toward a degree, toward a career change or upgrade, or simply for self-improvement, they’ll be one more step ahead if and when they can study in a clean, safe, and encouraging learning environment.”

Sens. Hartley and Crisco said they appreciate the support for this project demonstrated by Governor Malloy and the other members of the Bond Commission.


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