- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A southeastern Connecticut state lawmaker is introducing legislation to give local town officials and residents more of a say in the siting of state parks.

The Day of New London reports (https://bit.ly/1tUA5fi ) that the measure proposed by Sen. Paul Formica, an East Lyme Republican, would require state officials to schedule a public hearing in towns where state parks are proposed and notify local officials.

He said the Malloy administration provided no plans, money or details when announcing a new park at a Waterford property known as Seaside.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection didn’t comment on the legislation, but said in an email one public hearing on Seaside has been held and a second is scheduled.

Waterford First Selectman Daniel Steward says he was not contacted before the Seaside decision.

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Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com


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