There Are Better Places For A Military Base
There Are Better Places
For A Military Base
To the Editor:
I am deeply concerned about the current proposals for a military site in central Newtown. Neither the Fairfield Hills property nor the âTech Parkâ location along Deep Brook are appropriate places for a new military installation.
Fairfield Hills just came into our portfolio of special places. Many enjoy the stroll around the property that includes the panorama afforded by the High Meadow. To consider sending this land back under the control of an external agency is foolish. Not only are there many voices against development along Deep Brook, but the military would not be subject to the rules and regulations that are needed to guard this special resource.
As indicated in last weekâs article, there are several brownfield sites in town that would be ideal locations for such development. The two large parcels on High Bridge Road and Botsford Hill Road are unused and provide easy access to Route 25. Iâd like to see this installation come to town. It would mean more people working h ere and visiting local businesses. But letâs be smart about where this facility is located. We should not be sacrificing our natural resources for this activity.
32 Lyrical Lane, Sandy Hook Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â November 29, 2008