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After four years in temporary qurters, ground was broken yesterday on the new Police Station project at 36 Lynde Street. Reaching this milestone, by next year, the police department finally can return to downtown to a new permanent home designed for their needs.
Police Chief Michael Spera said of the milestone day, "It's an extremely exciting day for the department and the town."
Spera also spoke of the strong collaboration established between archtect Brian Humes and the police department.
"Members of the department were privileged to work with Brian Humes and his team of professionals who really understand the Old Saybrook Police operations. They have designed a building that will meet our needs today and in decades to come."
On hand to celebrate the groundbreaking with Chief Spera were members of the Police Station Building Committee, the Police Commission, David LaMay, Chairman of the Board of Finance, First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr., architect Brian Humes and representatives of Downes Construction. Also on hand to mark the milestone was retired police chief Ed Mosca.