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Sen. Fattman secures $75,000 for Uxbridge public safety improvements

From left to right - Uxbridge Fire Department Chief Tom Dion, Uxbridge Selectman John Wise, Uxbridge Police Chief Marc Montminy and State Senator Ryan Fattman

BOSTON – State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) announced today that he secured a $75,000 statutory expenditure through the FY22 state budget for the town of Uxbridge. The money will be spent to upgrade the town’s dispatch equipment. 
  Senator Fattman met Chief Montminy of the Uxbridge Police Department, Chief Dion of the Uxbridge Fire Department, and John Wise, a member of the Uxbridge Selectman’s Board at the Uxbridge Police Station to present them with a check.  
  Each year, Senator Fattman reaches out to municipalities in his community to inquire into any capital projects that need completion. If a town needs to complete one-time capital improvement projects and does not have the funds to secure that equipment, Senator Fattman works to secure funding through the state budget. This year, the town of Uxbridge came to Senator Fattman seeking assistance to upgrade their aging dispatch equipment. This upgrade will bring critical improvements to the town’s dispatch capabilities. 
  “Our first responders deserve the best of equipment to handle emergencies that arise in their communities,” said Senator Fattman. “As the Blackstone Valley grows, it is crucial to support the best technology available. I am grateful we were able to secure a statutory expenditure of $75,000 through the state budget for Uxbridge Public Safety. I know this funding will be put to good use to help save lives.” 
  “This statutory expenditure will take Uxbridge into the modern times to enhance our ability to respond to 9-1-1 calls,” said Chief Montminy.  “We couldn’t have funded this project without state support and the collaboration of our public safety team and Senator Fattman.”