Essex moves ahead on harbor management plan update


ESSEX — The town is continuing to revise its management plan for one of the most scenic small harbors on the Connecticut River.

The harbor management plan is being funded in partnership with the Connecticut Port Authority, which provided a grant to the town of approximately $42,000 earlier this year.

The town is financing the remaining $30,000 needed to complete this joint project, part of the CPA’s Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program, according to a news release.

“We welcome the CPA’s investment in our harbor management plan. The state funding is a sensible compliment to match our local funding,” Essex First Selectman Norman Needleman said in the release.

“The Essex harbor is well-known throughout New England and this project will help preserve its character for years to come.”

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