Middletown State Reps. Joe Serra and Matt Lesser welcomed the approval of funds by the State Bond Commission for projects and improvements at Middlesex Community College, Wesleyan University and Connecticut Valley Hospital.
“I’m delighted that Gov. Malloy is prioritizing funding for our Middletown colleges and institutions,” Serra said. “I am pleased the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will install a new generator at Connecticut Valley Hospital with $54,500 in state funding.”
Another item approved was $1,751,769 in state bonds to finance additions and renovations to the cafeteria at Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College.
“I want to thank Governor Malloy and the Board of Regents for making investments in Middlesex Community College a priority,” Lesser said. “Middlesex is Connecticut's most crowded institution of higher learning and I can't think of a more deserving target of our support. Additionally, this project will create 32 construction jobs.”
“Over the past two and a half years, my administration has made unprecedented investments to improve and transform our higher education system, including our community colleges, because these are investments that will benefit our state’s future economic growth and workforce,” Malloy said.
“These upgrades at Middlesex Community College will improve the college’s infrastructure, helping to enrich the overall learning experience and provide students with the tools they need to sustain a successful career.”
“I am pleased part of the $15,000,000 the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has to finance a micro-grid pilot program includes campus buildings and athletic center at Wesleyan University,” said Serra.
“We have some of the finest schools in Middletown and I am thrilled that the grant will assist in our mission of improving the energy grid for institutions in our area.”