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State Pier Salt Business Gets Reprieve

The owner of a salt business in New London has been thrown a temporary lifeline from being evicted from State Pier at the end of December by the Connecticut Port Authority.

Steve Farrelly owns DRVN a salt business that’s been at the Pier since 2014 and must vacate to make way for offshore wind project development at the site.

Farrelly said he’s been looking for a year now to relocate but hasn’t found a suitable site. He said the State and the CPA met with him about giving him more time after he wrote to the Governor asking for help.

Farrelly’s company is the only one in Eastern Connecticut that provides salt to local authorities and the DOT.

An award-winning freelance reporter/host for WSHU, Brian lives in southeastern Connecticut and covers stories for WSHU across the Eastern side of the state.