July 23, 2018

Mystic Aquarium, Garde Arts Center, other nonprofits take significant hits

The Mystic Aquarium and Garde Arts Center lost significant chunks of financial support as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced budget cuts Friday affecting major arts and cultural organizations across the state, and the Eastern Connecticut Tourism District was left to wither away without any funding.

The aquarium lost more than $700,000 under the governor’s proposal: $84,474 in the current fiscal year’s budget, and $620,112 next year.

“It’s a very significant appropriation,” said Peter Glankoff, senior vice president for marketing and public affairs at the Sea Research Foundation, which operates the aquarium. “It’ll be difficult to replace.”

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