Governors and legislators quickly learn that when it comes to cutting the state budget there is very little room for discretion.
That means small programs, like the Connecticut River ferries at Glastonbury/Rocky Hill and Chester/Hadlyme are always up for discussion when it comes to finding places to reduce spending. But so far, the ferries have always survived. They are just too popular, and let’s face it, if you are cutting the money for these two boats the state is in real trouble.
John Marshall has been the captain of the Chester/Hadlyme ferry for the last 22 years and steered the ferry across the Connecticut River for the last time, before his scheduled retirement, this week.