High Meadow Discussion at February 16th Board of Selectman Meeting Additional High Meadow coverage was a front-page topic in this week’s The Newtown Bee which focused on discussion at the February 16, 2016 meeting of Newtown’s Board of Selectmen. At issue was whether or not the High Meadow property qualified as open space […]
At the Thursday, February 11th meeting of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC), about a dozen community members including Director Ann Astarita and other supporters attended to hear Town Attorney David Grogins speak about the development of town Open Space for the memorial, road/driveway, parking lot, lighting and needed […]
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a Connecticut “Meadows and Grasslands” Seminar will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library located at 25 Main St in Newtown, Connecticut. The educational workshop will feature Leslie Kane, Center Director of Audubon Bent of River in Southbury, and Peter Picone, Wildlife Biologist […]
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Welcome to the Citizens for Public Commons! The organization is dedicated to promoting sustainable land use and the protection of the public’s natural resources. This includes land and water resources like open space properties and streams. As development increases, the protection of our public places becomes more and more important. Studies […]
Fairfield Hills Authority consider Open Space Several community members including CPC Director Ann Astarita spoke at the Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016 in support of the continued legal use of the High Meadow Open Space on the Fairfield Hills campus. While Ms. Astarita’s comments included aspects of […]