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Sprague Wesminister Road Property Off of DAS List

On Tuesday May 10th the Department of Administrative services announced that Wesminister Road in Sprague had been removed from the list of properties being considered for the State Police Firearms Training Facility Relocation Project. The Westminister Road property was removed due to its proximity to a residential area, and a 200 acre clear cut for the construction of $50 million… Read more »

Serenity In Sprague Petition Update

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There is no sense jeopardizing pristine forests, wildlife habitats, streams, ponds, farms, pasturelands, neighborhood tranquility and peace of mind in exchange for a state firing range. Locating this range in the “Quiet Corner” is the most poorly conceived plan the state has had in a long time.-Anthony Brown, Our Neighbor in Canterbury The Last Green Valley is no place for… Read more »

DAS Eyes Sprague AND Griswold

According to the DAS website there are two properties being considered for the State Police Firearms Training Facility: Lee Road in Griswold and Westminister Road in Sprague. According to the DAS: The Lee Road site is almost completely surrounded by the Patchaug State Forest. There are no residences adjacent to the parcel. The Westminister Road site features substantial forest land buffering a… Read more »

State Still Eyes Gun Range in Griswold and Sprague

CANTERBURY dropped from gun-range list: State still eyes GRISWOLD and SPRAGUE On Thursday, the Department of Administrative Services announced sites in Canterbury, Griswold, Sprague and Voluntown were all removed from consideration, as well as the contiguous sites in Hampton. Remaining on the state’s short list is another site in Griswold, located on Lee Road and surrounded by the Pachaug State Forest, and one other… Read more »

The Bulletin: 2 more sites drop out of running for state police facility

Its official! Hampton is off of the list! Please click here to see it in writing on the DAS website and read the following article posted May 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM in The Bulletin. Posted May 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM The state is down to land in four Eastern Connecticut towns to consider for a proposed state police… Read more »

Important Update: DAS to Announce Site Selection Monday??

Too early to be celebrating in the streets, but this may be what we’ve been hoping for task management app.–RB Melody Currey, the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) said that DAS will be making an announcement about the site selection very soon, possibly as early as Monday. She is not permitted to say anything further at this… Read more »

A Compelling Letter and Last Chance to Write Your Own

All written opposition to the State Police Firearms Training Facility must be received by tomorrow May 1st. Please send your letters to the officials listed on our Say NO!: Contact Local Officials page I am sharing this clever and elegant letter because it summarizes the concerns of our quiet corner and will certainly add weight to the opposition. Please read. Dear… Read more »

A Letter and A Reminder To Send Yours By May 1st!

Please read this lovely letter and send your own gun range opposition letter to local officials. All written correspondence must be received by May 1st. To whom it may concern, Almost 14 years ago, I left a successful teaching career to accept the offer of a job that allowed me to work from home. Although teaching was an exciting and… Read more »