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Mae Flexer

Representing Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson & Windham

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Flexer Leads Passage of Bill to Support Economic Development in Danielson

Senate votes to convey armory property to Deary’s Gymnastics

State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Danielson) Wednesday led passage of a bill to support economic development in Danielson.

House Bill 7278, AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND, passed unanimously in the Senate. The bill earlier passed the State House of Representatives.

The legislation will allow the Town of Killingly to convey its former armory property to Deary’s Gymnastics, a prime business that trains the UConn gymnastics team along with several other high school teams, including the multiple-award winning Woodstock Academy gymnastics team.

Senator Flexer championed the bill as Chair of the Government Administrations & Elections Committee, securing its passage in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“Deary’s Gymnastics is a staple of northeastern Connecticut and has proven itself to be not only an excellent economic driver, but also a proven and devoted community partner,” said Sen. Flexer. “I can’t think of a better use of the former armory building than allowing Deary’s to take over the property to continue to train the talented athletes that come out of this program. This conveyance will lead to the revitalization of the facility and will have a huge economic impact on the surrounding area. I was proud to fight for this measure, and I am confident that the forthcoming private investment in such an important property will help to propel downtown Danielson forward in its revitalization efforts.”

The bill goes next to the desk of Governor Dannel P. Malloy for his signature.

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