Governor Ned Lamont, chair of the state Bond Commission, announced at the start of his term that he would be putting Connecticut on a so-called debt diet. As part of that plan, he canceled the first several months worth of meetings, holding the first gathering on Tuesday.
Among the items approved by the Commission was funding for bridge work in Danbury. Little more than $1 million will be used for the Triangle Street and Crosby Street Connector over the Still River.
Grants-in-Aid were also approved for police departments to purchase body-worn recording equipment and digital data storage devices. The Newtown Police Department is receiving $69,434 for this purpose.