Newtown, Southbury get open-space grants
That deal just got better.
The state announced Thursday it was giving $6.8 million to 24 cities and towns Tuesday to preserve open space.
Newtown was awarded $157,500, which helps pay for the 17.5 acres it bought last winter. "This would go to future open-space purchases," Rosenthal said.
The land, known as Laurel Trail, is a rugged, heavily sloped wooded area with nearly 1,600 feet along the Housatonic River.
The town bought the land partly to prevent development along the property. Driving to Newtown on Interstate 84 from Southbury, the property is visible from the Rochambeau Memorial Bridge.
Southbury also benefited from the state's open space grants.
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