Category Archives: In the NEWS

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 »

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 »

REMINDER: We’re on WECS 90.1 FM 2 pm Tuesday April 26th!

Turn on your radio and listen in! No Gun Range Hampton Committee member Roger Burten will be interviewed on WECS 90.1FM (Eastern CT State U online task manager.) on Tuesday April 26th at 2 pm! Way to go Roger! Also please tune in from 1-2 pm for John Murphey’s interview with people from unWillington.

Media Spotlight: We are in The Norwich Bulletin!

Residents against state police firing range say they will increase opposition-The Norwich Bulletin Roger Burten, announced that the removal of East Windsor and Willington from the list of possible State Police gun range sites adds a level of urgency. Burten, a resident of Hampton and member of the opposition group, No Gun Range Hampton, said they have already started a petition… Read more »