I've relocated to Connecticut and the biggest issue isn't high taxes. It isn't adjusting to a New England state of mind versus my friendly, open Southern background.
The biggest issue is the state trying to find a home for it's newest project, the state trooper firing range.
My peaceful home located in The Quiet Corner is threatened by this in the most direct way. My backyard. Literally.
Many small towns are learning from Willington (Unwillington.com) about fighting the proposal. Hampton is just the latest taking a staunch stand. We're digging our heels in and saying, "NO!"
It's a good lesson for our representatives who think citizens are passive. The state should realize that when you affect us in the most personal ways, we're not going to stand for it!
Many towns are coming together and sharing tactics to fight.
I support our police force and the importance of their job, but they won't be training in our town. Not if I have anything to say about it, and I do. I'm joined by my neighbors and for a bunch of people who lead private lives, we're joining hands and hearts to fight this uphill battle. We're in it for the long haul.
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