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Stamford Park Damaged by Superstorm Sandy Reopens 4 Years Later

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    Nick Cardillo, Darien, casts his line out into Stamford Harbor from the east side of Kosciuszko Park on Friday afternoon, June 12, 2009. Cardillo grew up in Stamford and remembers when the park wasn't as inviting. Now he comes to the park frequently, often to fish. "If it's bass I like to eat them... otherwise I throw it back," he says. /Shelley Cryan for the Advocate

    A portion of a Stamford, Connecticut park that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy nearly four years ago has finally reopened. 

    Mayor Kevin Martin reopened the southern point of the seven-acre Kosciuszko Park in Stamford on Monday after a more than $286,000 renovation project. The city got a $120,000 relief award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

    The project included restoration and re-pavement of about 700 feet of the walking path and reinforcement of the embankment at the waterfront park. 

    A portion of the path used by walkers and cyclists collapsed into the harbor after strong waves caused erosion during the 2012 storm. 

    City engineer Lou Casolo told the Stamford Advocate (http://bit.ly/2a5H12P) the park is now better able to withstand extreme weather.