Alberti: A ‘Measured’ Approach to Federal Aid for East Lyme

As we approach the two-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, Connecticut seems to have turned a corner as far as infection and death rates are concerned.  Not only have we as individuals and families seen our lives turned upside down by the pandemic, the economies of our local towns and cities are also struggling towards a recovery.  In an effort to help America’s municipalities pay for some of the immediate and long-term costs caused by the pandemic, in March of this year the federal government passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Towns across America have received millions of dollars

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Alberti Lays Out Her Case for Public Safety Building Vote

I’d like to begin by thanking the East Lyme Public Safety Building Vision Committee for their work over the past 1 ½ years in coming up with a plan to utilize the $2.2 million dollars remaining from the $5 million appropriation to retrofit the “Honeywell” building for a Public Safety Building.  $2.8 million of the appropriation had been used to purchase the building. The Vision Committee was under immense pressure to balance the demands of the First Selectman to bring the project within his promised budget and the requirements of the public safety personnel to properly outfit the building.  The

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