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State lawmakers seek funding to overhaul aging Danbury War Memorial

The Danbury delegation of state lawmakers is looking to secure a $2 million grant to overhaul the aging Danbury War Memorial.  It was constructed in 1951 as a tribute to World War II veterans.  The building needs new boilers, new heating and cooling, plumbing and fire-suppression systems to meet state codes.  The nonprofit that runs the facility says funding from the City only covers operating costs, and they can't afford the necessary upgrades.  In 2015, the War Memorial got a new roof, redesigned locker rooms and new flooring.  The facility is open as a gym, operates as an emergency shelter and a voting place.  The proposed bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

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