Tong applauds CT funding for Stamford

November 15, 2016

Representative William Tong joined his Stamford colleagues in applauding the State Bond Commission's approval of $4.5 million in funding for Stamford projects.

The funding includes:

  • $2 million to the City of Stamford to assist ongoing development of Mill River Park
  • $2 million to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center for the construction of a new environmental education farmhouse
  • $500,000 to Fairfield County Hospice House to assist with completion of construction of its new facility in Stamford

“Investment in Stamford projects is something that will benefit everyone in the long run, and I am very happy that the State Bond Commission approved these grants,” Rep. William Tong said. “Congratulations to all those who helped us secure this funding. It will enhance the quality of life for our families, seniors and all those who value the environment and the outdoors.”

“I am thrilled that the commission saw fit to approve this critical investment in Stamford,” Rep. Terry Adams said. “The funding will go a long way toward projects that are in Stamford’s vital interests. Children, families and our seniors will all benefit from these grants.”

“The investment in Mill River Park will help the city’s quality of life and ensure we maintain and grow the Central Park of Connecticut," Sen. Carlo Leone said. "The museum expansion will go a long way to furthering the education of our kids on the environment. Furthermore, I am proud that we will soon have a local facility that will enhance the golden years of those in need of hospice."

“I am pleased that funding has been approved to assist the construction of the new Fairfield County Hospice House facility in Stamford, which will provide area patients and families with another high quality healthcare option,” said Rep. Patricia Miller. “Additionally, the funding to continue development of Mill River Park and create the education farmhouse at the Museum and Nature Center is a great investment in the preservation of Stamford’s natural resources.”

“I am very excited about the environmental education farmhouse at Stamford Museum and Nature Center. It will be a unique asset for the entire region,” Rep. Caroline Simmons said. “Students will expand their understanding of our interconnected ecosystem and learn about how to better protect our environment.”