In his statement Freda said:
"I would like to thank the residents of North Haven for coming out to vote and approving the very important Middle School Building Project. This project is a very important part of the administration’s goal to improve the education system. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the many people involved in the project, both on and off the committee, who gave their time and energy into this project. I personally saw many of our community members standing outside of the recreation center to answer resident’s questions, hand out flyers, and show a poster board of the project. Those people whom I personally saw and would like to thank, are Michelle Spader, Gary Johns, Anita Anderson, Walter Spader, Randi Enrico-Petersen, and Michael Brandt. I also would like to thank Dave Mikos, Michelle Spader, and Lou Coppola for their efforts on the green last night. This was a wonderful effort with many people involved and I thank everyone, including the voters, for recognizing the importance of this project. We will continue to move our Town forward in a very positive fashion."
The New Haven Register reported Wednesday that the final votes on the $69 million dollar project were 2,139 in favor of 705 opposed.
North Haven residents took to social media to express their happiness on the news of the project moving forward:
Bob Labanara "Job well done!"
Adam Hoffman: "So nice to see my community act like a community"
Paul Mastriano "Great news. Thank you!"
Renovations will include construction of a new classroom wing, a two-story academic wing, 450-seat auditorium, 350-seat gymnasium, cafeteria, library and parking lot. Other improvements will include upgrading inadequate wiring, handicap accessibility, lighting, floor safety and air quality, officials said.
Funding for the project will include the cost of design, demolition, construction, equipment and materials.
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