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MASSENA - Senator Joseph A. Griffo announced today that he has secured $100,000 in state funds for the reconstruction of Liberty and Garvin avenues in the village of Massena.

“Good infrastructure is an integral part of a healthy economy,” said Griffo, R-Rome. “I know how hard this winter was on our north country roads, so I was pleased to assist the village in securing these needed funds.”

Village Mayor James F. Hidy said Liberty and Garvin avenues were hardest hit during the deep freeze of winter, causing structural damage to the roads that required immediate attention. In discussions with the senator, Hidy asked for assistance to extend the life of the road and to protect passenger vehicles from potholes and other road damage.

“The village certainly appreciates the support that Senator Griffo continues to give to us and to the north country,” said Hidy. “He truly understands our needs and is a strong advocate on our behalf. We appreciate the funds and will be using them to repair as many roads as the budget will allow.”

Griffo made the announcement while visiting Massena today. The grant comes from the state and municipal facilities capital fund, which is part of the 2013-14 state budget. The project is subject to all established grant criteria.

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