The Northern Border Regional Commission has awarded game-changing funds to a couple of Haverhill recipients

HAVERHILL — The Northern Border Regional Commission has awarded game-changing funds to a couple of Haverhill recipients. Cottage Hospital and the Town of Haverhill will each receive $1 million through NBRC’s 2022 State Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant Awards for high-priority projects of great importance to the public. It’s a windfall for this Upper Valley Community, where communications infrastructure and access to healthcare are pressing needs. Cottage Hospital will put the funds towards a $1.8 million sewer line replacement project. The sewer connection that serves the 35-bed in-patient unit is aging and the cast iron pipes, installed in 1960, are at risk of catastrophic failure. The problem was discovered when a small section broke last year, requiring emergency repairs.