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Information Sessions Planned On Sandy Repairs

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File photo of a large tree knocked over by the winds of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a large tree knocked over by the winds of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Owners of Connecticut historic properties damaged by last year’s Superstorm Sandy will have an opportunity to learn more about available financial assistance to pay for repairs.

The first of three public informational sessions is scheduled for Tuesday in Old Lyme. Others are planned later in August in New London and Bridgeport.

The National Park Service approved just over $8 million in new federal disaster relief funding to provide technical assistance and emergency repairs to historic and archaeological resources in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties that were damaged by the storm.

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s State Historic Preservation Office will divide up the funds, distributing grants ranging from $2,500 to $500,000 to the owners.

Eligible owners can include private property owners, municipalities, nonprofits organizations and corporations.

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