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Effort to restore Stonington Town Wharf gets boost from senators

murphy-blumyAn effort to restore the Town Wharf along the east side of Stonington harbor has gotten a boost from the state’s two U.S. senators. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy announced last week that they had convinced the authors of the federal Water Resources Development Act to amend the act so the wharf could be returned to town control. “The Old Stonington Wharf is an historic treasure — a proud symbol of the town’s sea-faring and maritime heritage. The wharf has unacceptably been allowed to deteriorate under inadequate stewardship by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and we applaud local efforts to reclaim and revitalize this celebrated marker. We were proud to help lead efforts today to return the wharf back to its rightful hands, and urge the House to adopt this measure,” Blumenthal and Murphy said in announcing the development. Read the rest here 12:10