To the Editor:

At its April meeting, the New Milford Republican Town Committee solidly endorsed the New Milford River Walk project proposed by Mayor Pat Murphy and approved by the Town Council.

The GE Settlement Fund: Housatonic River Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant, applied for in 2007, will finance this project, which will provide a natural walking path, stretching from Young's Field Park, north to Helen Marx Park.

In addition, a fishing pier will be constructed near Young's Field.

This expansive project will offer not only a place to enjoy the beauty of the Housatonic but also a safe walking course for beneficial exercise.

The New Milford Republican Town Committee heartily supports the River Walk project as an important quality-of-life improvement for our community.

Pete Bass



Town Committee

New Milford