Windsor gets $2.5 million in development grants

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Redevelopment efforts in Windsor are due to get a $2.5 million boost from the federal government. Town officials say they’ve received word from the office of Vermont U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords that their “Rails to the River” effort will get $1.5 million of that money.

Rails to the River is the town’s plan for redeveloping an old industrial area between the railroad tracks and the Connecticut River.

The other $1 million will pay for a new access road from the old Cone Blanchard machine tool plant in Windsor to U.S. Route 5. That plan is aimed at keeping heavy truck traffic off Main Street as more companies move into the building.

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