Donors may sponsor 50 new Niantic Boardwalk benches

East Lyme — The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Inc., in cooperation with the town’s Parks and Recreation Department, is making available 50 additional park benches for sponsorship. The benches will be added to the western half of the Niantic Bay Overlook, known as the Boardwalk, once it is reconstructed.

The Zoning Commission has approved plans for the new boardwalk with construction slated for March through December.

Each bench is available for a tax-deductible contribution of $800 and will include an engraved plaque with the donor’s message.

There is a limit of 50 benches available at this time, which will be assigned to the first 50 completed and approved applications.

Order forms are available on the East Lyme Public Trust website,, or by contacting Carol Marelli at (860) 739-2688 or


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