Littleton honors Gregg tomorrow
May 28, 2009
LITTLETON—The town has proclaimed tomorrow Judd Gregg Day, to formally recognize the contributions U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg has made to the town over the years.
"It is to show appreciation for all he has done for the town over the years," said Town Manager Chuck Connell.
There will be a ceremony tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Littleton Opera House honoring Gregg and featuring local and state dignitaries, including State Rep. Brien Ward, who will be introducing Gregg, and Executive Councilor Ray Burton. There will be a ribbon cutting for the Littleton Opera House and Town Building as well as a Littleton Main Street groundbreaking ceremony. A color guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will also be present and the Littleton High School Band will play the National Anthem.
There will also be presentation on various town economic and municipal projects.
Among the contributions being recognized are the funds Gregg has helped bring to the town for various town projects. One of the largest projects, according to organizers, was getting funds for the Littleton Industrial Park, which has brought in millions of dollars of tax revenues over the years.
He was also instrumental in getting funds for the Paul McGoldrick Bridge that goes into the Industrial Park.
Another project he is being recognized for is the Littleton Opera House, the renovation of which he was able to secure $500,000. Gregg is also being honored for being instrumental in helping the town get and retain the federal funds that are being used for the ongoing $3.8 million Main Street Reconstruction Project, which is rebuilding Main Street from building to building, including replacing sidewalks and sewers.
Gregg was also able to assist the town getting money for the building of a new police station on West Main Street.
Gregg, 62, has announced he is not seeking reelection next year after 16 years in the U.S. Senate. Before serving as senator, he was governor of New Hampshire for four years, a U.S. Representative, and an executive councilor.