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State approves money for YMCA purchase, War Memorial updates

Nearly $3.8 million dollars has been approved by the state for the Danbury Community Facility Collaboration.  The Bond Commission Monday approved funding three projects by the group of non-profits.  Most of the money, $2.5 million, is to purchase the former Boughton Street YMCA building and turn it into a community center.  Connecticut Institute for Communities CEO Jim Maloney says Danbury is the largest city in the state without a Boys and Girls Club. 


$800,000 grant-in-aid funding has been approved for the Connecticut Institute for Communities to assist with renovations for seven head start classrooms at the Head Start of Northern Fairfield County facility at 29 Park Avenue in Danbury.


$498,000 grant-in-aid funding has been approved for the Danbury War Memorial to assist with renovations and improvements to the building.  The improvements include upgrades to the gymnasium and fitness center, relocation of the main entrance and lobby, security improvements, refurbishment of three early childhood classrooms and other miscellaneous renovations.

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