Sad state of affairs

I am astounded by the Groton Town Council's antagonism to providing protection for environmentally significant properties.

The Groton Open Space Association requested that the council approve a Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection grant to be used to supplement GOSA-raised funds in purchasing three contiguous parcels of the Tilcon property. The state will not release a grant without town endorsement.

The council voted a big no to GOSA's request. The council wants no more protected open space. The council wants development and a greater grand list, but its approach lacks the necessary balance to support progress. It is a sad state of affairs.

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