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BOS twice turned down by state

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN — Two requests made to state agencies by the Board of Selectmen on behalf of a local business and a local nonprofit were denied.

Discussed at the Feb. 6 selectmen’s meeting was the denial of an application for a $200,000 STEAP (Small Town Economic Assistance) grant toward the Canaan Union Station renovation.

“We qualified but we didn’t get it,” First Selectman Douglas Humes said. “There were 184 applicants and $49 million requested from a fund capped at $20 million. Only 61 projects were funded.”

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