Relief for Cini & McCook Point Parks, Hole-in-the-Wall Beach & Niantic’s Main Street

October 6, 2015

Hartford, CT – Sen. Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) today applauded the state’s announcement of $500,000 for the extension of water and sewer mains and construction of public restrooms along the pedestrian way that connects Cini and McCook Point Parks and the Hole-in-the-Wall Beach with downtown Niantic’s Main Street.

The extension of water and sewer mains will provide resources to operate new public restroom facilities.

“The Niantic Bay Boardwalk is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike,” Sen. Formica said. “This grant will complement the 1.1 mile walkway along Long Island Sound with the addition of a water and sewer connection to Cini Park. The infrastructure improvement will allow for new restroom and shower facilities to be built at the easterly entrance to the park and support the local fishing and party boat trade at the town docks at Cini Park. This will add greatly to the experience of the estimated 70,000 to 80,000 annual visitors each year who enjoy our walkway along Long Island Sound and visit the newly renovated downtown area in Niantic Village. We want to encourage greater economic vitality, not only in Niantic, but also across the river in Waterford where a new grant is helping to renovate the Mago Point area on the opposite side of Niantic River. That’s good news for residents and business owners in southeastern Connecticut, and we thank Gov. Malloy for awarding this latest grant.”

The project is funded through the state’s Small Towns Economic Assistance Program.