Ground was broken on Friday in New Milford for the senior center expansion. Members of the Commission on Aging were on hand. Mayor David Gronbach credited the Senior Center staff for helping get to New Milford to this point and for helping Seniors navigate the construction and transition.
The Richmond Center was built as New Milford High School around 1910. In 1931, a new high school was built on East Street and this building became the Main Street School for elementary students. It was repurposed as a senior center in 1984.
The expansion is being paid for by a grant from the State and from the Town's Waste Management Settlement fund.
Gronbach thanked Mike Zarba, Dan Stanton, Al Russo, Michael Boucher, and Bob Rzasa and the Public Works crew who helped prep the site, saving the Town significant dollars. Gronbach added that Silver Petrucelli developed a design that will mesh well with the existing building.