NH senator wants to move up projects at Kittery shipyard

Posted April 20, 2011, at 9:26 a.m.

KITTERY, Maine — New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte wants the Navy to move up some long-term projects planned for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

The Republican senator says moving a project to consolidate workshops on the naval yard from 2015, to 2012, would end up saving $8 million.

The Portsmouth shipyard employs thousands of people from Maine and New Hampshire.

Ayotte toured the shipyard on Tuesday. Foster’s Daily Democrat says the visit was Ayotte’s first substantive tour since she was elected to the Senate last year.

Ayotte says she is using her position on the Senate Armed Services Committee to make sure maintenance and modernization projects are funded.


Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com.