FAIRFIELD — The weather wasn’t the best Tuesday when the town officially marked the reopening of Penfield Pavilion, but it was better than it was the day Superstorm Sandy shuttered the waterfront facility in 2012.

In thanking the members of his committee, Penfield Building Committee Chairman James Bradley said, “They’ve got to be one of the most dedicated building committees in the town.” The committee, which met twice a month, reviewed reports on what happened to the building, listened to residents, and went through 11 different options before settling on a plan.

“We wanted to prove this could be done right, on time, and on budget,” Bradley said, “and did it with an open and transparent process.”

“What can I say, other than ‘Wow,’” Interim Recreation Director Anthony Calabrese said to the officials and town residents who gathered for the ribbon cutting. “Our pavilion is back and better than ever.”

The $7.4 million project cost will be offset by a 75 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a $1.75 million insurance settlement.

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Locker lottery

A lottery for beach locker rentals at Penfield Pavilion will take place online only March 28 starting at 9 a.m.

There are 193 lockers available, and each is large enough to change in, as well as store beach chairs and other items.

Rental fees are $300 for residents, 200 for residents over 62.

Rental fees are $600 for nonresidents, $400 for nonresidents over 62.

Of the 193 lockers, 19 will go to nonresidents, should they apply and be chosen.

For details, visit fairfieldrecreation.com/penfieldlockers

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