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  • Writer's pictureChuck Toal

Groton Receives $60,000 To Repair Spicer Park Boathouse With NRC Assist

Updated: Nov 15, 2023


In January of this year the Noank Rowing Club's board of directors initiated an application to the state's bond commission on behalf of the Town of Groton to replace the leaky roof and pealing paint on the town's historic boathouse at Spicer Park. Our local state representatives, Aundre Baumgartner and Christine Conley guided the request through the state's Office of Policy and Management and Bond Commission giving their endorsement to the long over due project.

The boathouse stores paddle sports equipment for the town's kayak and SUP club as well as NRC's ergometers and single shells. "It was a team effort," said Chuck Toal. president of the board. "A special thanks goes out to town's Park and Recreation director, Mark Berry worked to get endorsements from town officials to give the request a priority. We would not have this work done without a lot of support from town and state representatives."

The work should start early next spring by independent contractors and hopefully be done by the start of next year's boating season.

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