Rep. Nicastro applauds projects OKd by Bond Commission


State Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol) and Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) lauded two Bristol projects approved by the state Bond Commission Tuesday as important to the city’s hard working families and businesses, said a press release from Democrats.

A $3.25 million grant for renovations at the former Jennings School for the relocation and expansion of the Preschool Child Care Center there received the final go ahead this morning.

“I am very pleased that $3,250,000 has been secured and approved by the Bond Commission to fund the anticipated Bristol Preschool Child Care Center move to Jennings School,” Nicastro said in a press release. “The plan to include senior housing and a child care center at the old school is an important project for the entire Bristol community. I appreciate the support of Governor Malloy and everyone who worked to make this critical allocation a reality.”

A separate grant of $260,000 also was approved for improvements to the Engine Company 5 Firehouse, said the release.

Sharkey noted the importance for cities and towns to have representation in Hartford that are effective at getting things done.

“Both of these projects are important to Bristol, and when you have someone such as Frank Nicastro, a long-time former mayor and current senior legislator in the delegation, representing the city’s interests in Hartford, good things get done,” said Sharkey, according to the press release. “On the other side, there are politicians that constantly take a negative approach with their comments and votes, yet love to jump up and claim credit for things that happen in spite of their own actions.”