The sewer project, estimated now in $55 million range, may be in jeopardy because an $11.2 million request for federal funding has been turned down. At Saturday’s public presentation of the sewer project, Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee did not approve the request. The three beach communities and the town had requested $14 million in federal funds toward shared infrastructure costs estimated at $16.5 million. However, the project’s “interim funding obligations” to pay for project design are due January 31, 2023, the date to which the obligations have been deferred. Each beach “may hold a referendum to reauthorize projects with updated cost and funding information,” according to the presentation.