Senator Kissel Pleased with Federal Funding for Enfield and Suffield

December 2, 2005

Praises Congressman Simmons for Securing Federal Money

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) was pleased today with the presentation of over $2 million in federal funds to the towns of Enfield and Suffield, two towns he represents. Congressman Rob Simmons (R-2nd) presented the funding at a ceremony held in Enfield earlier today.

$900,000 will be used to make improvements to the sidewalks along Raffia Road in Enfield and an additional $750,000 to establish pedestrian and bicycle paths on the Route 190 Bridge. Suffield received $400,000 that will be put towards safety improvements on Third Street.

“This is wonderful news for the residents of Enfield and Suffield and I would like to thank Congressman Simmons for his efforts in consistently bringing back federal dollars for local communities,” said Senator Kissel. “Such significant funding not only will help with meaningful capital improvements to both towns, but prevent residents from having to pay increased property taxes to help make these very worthy projects a reality.”

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and the Ranking Senator on the Judiciary Committee. He represents the seventh district communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.