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(12-23-05)-GOSA Planning Appeal On Four Winds Turned Down (WITH 1-11-06 UPDATE)

(12-22-05)-Quiet Corner Headed For Fate Of Bergen County, NJ?

(12-14-05)-Wetlands Unit to Pursue Change To Allow Hiring Of Experts

(12-11-05)-IWA Hearing On Hazelnut Hill Project Set For Jan. 11

(12-3-05)-IWA Expected To Consider Experts Fees Issue

(11-5-05)-Wright Says "Race For Ratable Growth" Promotes Sprawl

(11-2-05)-Council Hears Differing Accounts of Phone Calls About A Town Land

(10-18-05)-GOSA Addresses Town Council Regarding Dedicated Lands

(10-13-05)-GOSA Describes Its "Public Interest" Character

(9-27-05)-Groton (Town) Rejects Role In GOSA-Negotiated Covenants

(9-27-05)-Judge Hears Arguments In Four Winds Appeal

(9-20-05)-GOSA Urges State To Prevent Use Of Land For Parking Lot

(9-7-05)-Ravenswood Appeals Superior Court Verdict In Merritt Case

(8-3-05)-GOSA Asks For Moratorium On Active Senior Housing

(7-28-05)-Appellate Court To Hear IWA Appeal In Four Winds Case

(7-19-05)-Council Approves Weakened Measure To Protect Open Space (updated July 24)

(7-14-05)-Wright, Sheets Urge Shielding of Lands Bought With Open Space Funds

(7-12-05)-Ravenswood Gets Time To File Brief On Merritt Motion

(5-3-05) WITH UPDATE (6-22-05)-GOSA, Groton Contest Court Rulings On Watrous; GOSA Requests Denied

(6-21-05)-Downes-Patterson Withdraws Appeal On Great Brook

(5-29-05)-Ravenswood Seeks To Have Jury Verdict Set Aside

(5-24-05)-Council Unit OKs Wright Resolution On 5 Open Spaces

(5-18-05)-SUPERIOR COURT JURY FINDS AGAINST DEVELOPER IN MERRITT LAND TRIAL (material added 5-19)

(5-17-05)-MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE: Plaintiffs Call Four Witnesses

(5-12-05)-MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE: Judge Hears Ravenswood Motion

(5-11-05)-MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE: Jury Chosen, Ravenswood Motion Set For May 12 Hearing

(5-9-05)-Jury Selection Begins May 10 For Merritt Trial

(4-29-05)-Thomas L. Crowley, Mower Of Haley Fields, Dies at 81

(4-26-05)-Tentative Settlement Of Great Brook Dispute Disclosed

(4-22-05)-At Least 800 Acres In Development Pipeline, Study Shows

(4-21-05)-GOSA Ponders Next Step After Watrous Appeals Rejected

(4-11-05)-Connections: East Lyme Votes $2 Million For Open Space

(3-16-05)-Osprey Nesting Platform At Haley Farm Renovated

(3-15-05)-Town Council Defeats Wright Proposal On Transfer Tax

(3-1-05)-GOSA Addresses Town Council On Zoning Hearing

(2-26-05)-Councilor Wright Proposes Several Open Space Resolutions

(2-20-05)-Expert Can't Testify In Merritt Trial

(2-8-05)-Groton Council Has "Strong Interest" In Thamesside Tract

(2-8-05)-Great Brook Planning Hearing Continued

(2-2-05)-Zoning Unit Gives Split Approval To Active Senior Housing

(1-6-05)-Jury Selection To Start May 10 For Merritt Property Trial

(12-20-04)-State Appellate Court To Hear GOSA's Mystic Estates Appeal

(12-1-04)-Groton Zoning Unit Tables Active Senior Housing

(12-5-04)-Connections: News From Old Saybrook and East Lyme

(11-25-04)-Oysterman Expresses Concern Over Four Winds, Great Brook

(11-19-04)-Connections: News From Preston, Waterford, Groton City

(11-3-04)-Town Units Hear GOSA Concerns On Zoning Change

(10-19-04)-GOSA Urges Saving Of Watrous; Queries Re OPDS Procedures

(10-14-04)-GOSA Seeks Donations of Time and Money

(10-14-04)-GOSA Appeals Site Plan Approval of 4 Winds Project

(9-28-04)-Groton Planning Unit Approves 4 Winds Site Plan

(9-04)-Judge Turns Down An Appeal Against Merritt Property Project

(8-10-04)-Petitions Ask Public Planning Hearing on Four Winds

(7-20-04)-GOSA Suggests Changes In Groton Planning Process

(7-23-04)-Community Events Raise Money For GOSA

(7-10-04)-Downes-Patterson appeals Inland Wetlands Decision On Great Brook

(7-6-04)-Appeals To Council For More Attention To Environment

(7-6-04)-Superior Court Hears Arguments On Motion In Merritt Case

(6-23-04)-Inland Wetlands Agency Approves Subdivision In Key Watershed

(6-8-04)-Planning Opens Hearing On Great Brook; GOSA Intervenes Again

(5-20-04)-GOSA Appeal Of Planning Decision On Merritt Land Goes To Judge

(5-21-04)-GOSA Files Notice of Intervention In Great Brook Process

(5-31-04)-GOSA Urges RTM: Approve Open Space Budget. UPDATED

(4-04)-Hearing On New Great Brook Application Postponed To April 28. WITH UPDATE

(about 3-04)-Groton OPDS Begins Monthly Report On Activity

(3-10-04)-F.L Merritt Inc. Seeks Damages From Ravenswood

(3-10-04)-Wetlands Agency Denies Ice House Change; MRP Weighs In

(2-25-04)-Michael Klemens Opposes Ice House Move; IWA Closes Hearings

(2-11-04)-Inland Wetlands Continues Ice House Hearing To Feb. 25

(about 2-04)-GOSA Urges Better Bus, Rail In Comments On State Plan

(2-04)-Ice House Builder Seeks Smaller Buffer Because Of AvalonBay Decision

(about 1-04)-Report: Unauthorized Construction Slows Bonvie Project On Cape Cod

(2-15-03)-Ravenswood Lawyer To Face Second Deposition In Merritt Case

(11-26-03)-GOSA Submits Brief For Appeal Against Planning Decision On Merritt

(12-4-03)-Great Brook Alteration Foresees 63 Houses With Individual Septic Systems

(11-25-03)-Downes-Patterson Alters Plan For Great Brook Subdivision

(11-24-03)-Hopkinton, RI Trust Proposes $5 M. Bond Issue For Open Space

(11-13-03)-Groton Planning Commission To Consider Great Brook Project Dec. 4

(10-16-03)-Deposition Sheds New Light On SLAPP Suit Originators

(11-7-03)-GOSA Asks Reports From OPDS On Residential Building Applications

(10-21-03)-GOSA Intervenes In Wetlands, Planning Hearings On Great Brook

(10-22-03)-Open Space, Water, Farms Dominate CEQ Forum

(10-16-03)-GOSA President, Addressing Annual Meeting, Cites Main Concerns

(10-8-03)-GOSA Asks For More Information On Great Brook Project

(10-04-03)-CT Court To Wetlands Units: Don't Guard Salamander, Other Wildlife

(9-28-03)-GOSA Joins Merritt As Defendant In Ravenswood Suit (Updated)

(9-25-03)-Army Engineers Eye Four Winds, Mystic Weigh, Great Brook (Updated)

(9-8-03)-GOSA Appeals Groton Zoning Commission Approval Of Four Winds

(9-9-03)-Councilor Wright's proposals to save open space, farms sent back for study

(9-03)-The Day comments on North Stonington voters' TDR endorsement

(8-31-03)-North Stonington wetlands unit members call "fonsi" finding inadequate

(8-13-03)-Zoning Commission Okays "Residential Life Care Community" for Watrous Property

(7-25-03)-Would-be Merritt Property Developers Drop SLAPP Suit Against GOSA

(7-13-03)-GOSA, Developer File Separate Appeals Of Inland Wetlands Agency Decision on Four Winds

(6-25-03)-IWA Approves Four Winds Application, Disallows One Crossing; Vote Split

(6-5-03)-GOSA, Nine Individuals Sued By Developers

(6-17-03)-Groton Town Council To Consider Watrous Property Recommendation

(6-11-03)-IWA Okays Ice House Proposal With Vernal Pool Protection

(5-14-03)-GOSA Presents Case Against Four Winds Development

(5-7-03)-F.L. Merritt, Inc. Files Motion Against Ravenswood Suit (With UPDATE)

(4-15-03)-Cheshire Builder Challenges GOSA's Signed Accord with F.L. Merritt

4-14-03)-GOSA Signs Preliminary Pact To Buy Newly Named Merritt Family Forest

(4-8-03)-GOSA Wins $650,000 State Grant Toward Purchase Of Merritt Property

(3-24-03)-Environmentalists Warn Of Damage From Proposed State Budget Cuts

(2-81-03)-GOSA Urges Town Council To Protect Threatened Watrous Property

(1-28-03)-East Haddam Voters Overwhelmingly Authorize Bonding For Open Space

(12-02)-N. Stonington Farm Transaction Highlights Recent Open Space Preservation Efforts in Southeastern CT

(12-4-02)Groton Open-space Proponents Look To State For Land Purchase: Dec. 4, 2002

(Fall, 2002)-Open Space Activity Brisk In Towns Near Groton

(10-8-02)-GOSA Annual Meeting Reviews Success And Looks To Efforts Ahead: Oct. 8, 2002

(7-25-02)-State Heritage Trust Program's Open Space Acquisitions A Record In 2002

(6-18-02)-Groton Commends Charles And Priscilla Pratt for Open Space Contributions

(6-3-02)-Acquisition By The State Of Connecticut Of 57 Acres To Add To Haley Farm State Park

(4-32-02)-Environmental Study On Airport Safety Zone Is Termed Flawed

(4-22-02)-Land Use/Water Quality Program Draws Audience Of 45

(4-20-02)-GOSA Sponsors Annual Cleanup Day At Haley Farm State Park

(4-5-02)-GOSA Launches Website To Promote Communication

(3-27-02)-Charles Pratt, Pioneering Conservationist And A GOSA Founder, Dies

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WITH UPDATE: GOSA's Planning Appeal On Four Winds Turned Down



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Quiet Corner Headed For Fate Of Bergen County, NJ?

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Wetlands Agency To Pursue Regulation Change To Allow Hiring Of Experts



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IWA Hearing On Hazelnut Hill Project Set For Jan. 11



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IWA Expected To Consider Experts Fees Issue



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Wright Says "Race For Ratable Growth" Promotes Sprawl



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Council Hears Differing Accounts of Phone Calls About A Town Land

Ms. Burfoot-Billing said Nov. 2 that she felt the contact between the engineer and Mr. Stygar was a "preliminary conversation about what the constraints are--what's allowed and what's not allowed." Ms. Sheets said her notes and Mr. Stygar's statement show that the first approach reflected the town's "desire/intention" for a building, though no "plan" existed.



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GOSA Addresses Town Council Regarding Dedicated Lands



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GOSA Describes Its "Public Interest" Character



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Groton (Town) Rejects Role In GOSA-Negotiated Covenants

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Judge Hears Arguments In Four Winds Appeal



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GOSA Urges State To Prevent Use Of Land For Parking Lot



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Ravenswood Appeals Superior Court Verdict In Merritt Case



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GOSA Asks For Moratorium On Active Senior Housing



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Appellate Court To Hear IWA Appeal In Four Winds Case



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Council Approves Weakened Measure To Protect Open Space



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Wright, Sheets Urge Shielding of Lands Bought With Open Space Funds



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Ravenswood Gets Time To File Brief On Merritt Motion



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Downes-Patterson Withdraws Appeal On Great Brook




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Ravenswood Seeks To Have Jury Verdict Set Aside




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Council Unit OKs Wright Resolution On 5 Open Spaces



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Superior Court Jury Finds Against Developer In Merritt Land Trial




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MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE: Plaintiffs Call Four Witnesses--May 17, 2005




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MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE--May 12, 2005: Judge Hears Ravenswood Motion



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MERRITT TRIAL UPDATE--May 11, 2005: Jury Chosen, Motion Set For May 12



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Jury Selection Begins May 10 For Trial On Merritt Land



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Thomas L. Crowley, Mower Of Haley Fields, Dies at 81



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UPDATED: GOSA, Groton Contest Court Rulings On Watrous



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Tentative Settlement Of Great Brook Dispute Disclosed



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At Least 800 Acres In Groton's Development Pipeline, Study Shows



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GOSA Ponders Next Steps After Watrous Appeals Rejected

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Connection: East Lyme Votes $2 Million For Open Space

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Osprey Nesting Platform At Haley Farm Renovated



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Town Council Defeats Wright Proposal On Transfer Tax



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GOSA Addresses Council On Zoning Hearing



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Councilor Wright Proposes Several Open Space Resolutions



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Expert Can't Testify In Merritt Trial



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Groton Council Has "Strong Interest" In Thamesside Tract



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Great Brook Planning Hearing Continued

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Zoning Unit Gives Split Approval To Active Senior Housing



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UPDATE: Jury Selection To Start May 10 For Merritt Property Trial



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State Appellate Court To Hear GOSA's Mystic Estates Appeal



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Groton Zoning Unit Tables Active Senior Housing Measure



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Connections: Big Opposition Reported To Mammoth O.S. Project



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Oysterman Expresses Concern About Four Winds, Great Brook



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Connections: State Buys 41 acres in Preston



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Town Units Hear GOSA Concerns On Zoning Change



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GOSA Urges saving of Watrous; Queries Re OPDS Procedures



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GOSA Seeks Donations of Time and Money



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GOSA Appeals Site Plan Approval of 4 Winds Project



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Groton Planning Unit Approves 4 Winds Site Plan



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Judge Rejects An Appeal Against Merritt Tract Development

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Petitions Ask Public Planning Hearing On Four Winds

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GOSA Suggests Changes In Groton Planning Process

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Community Events Raise Money For GOSA

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Downes-Patterson appeals Inland Wetlands Decision On Great Brook

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GOSA Appeals To Council For More Attention To Environment

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Superior Court Hears Arguments On Motion In Merritt Case

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Inland Wetlands Agency Approves Subdivision In Key Watershed

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Planning Opens Hearing On Great Brook; GOSA Intervenes Again

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GOSA Appeal Of Planning Decision On Merritt Land Goes To Judge

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GOSA Files Notice Of Intervention In Great Brook Process

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GOSA Urges RTM: Approve Open Space Budget.WITH UPDATE

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Hearing On New Great Brook Application Postponed To April 28. WITH UPDATE.

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Groton OPDS Department Begins Publication Of Monthly Report On Activities

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F.L Merritt Inc. Seeks Damages From Ravenswood

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Wetlands Agency Denies Ice House Change; MRP Weighs In

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Michael Klemens Opposes Ice House Move; IWA Closes Hearings

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Inland Wetlands Continues Ice House Hearing To Feb. 25

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GOSA Urges Better Bus, Rail In Comments On State Plan

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"Ice House" Builder Seeks Smaller Buffer Because of AvalonBay Decision

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Report: Unauthorized Construction Slows Bonvie Project On Cape Cod

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Ravenswood Lawyer To Face Second Deposition In Merritt Case

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GOSA Submits Brief Supporting Its Appeal Of Planning Decision On Merritt

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Great Brook Alteration Foresees 63 Houses With Individual Septic Systems

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Downes-Patterson Alters Plan For Great Brook Subdivision

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Hopkinton, RI Trust Proposes $5 M. Bond Issue For Open Space

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Groton Planning Commission To Consider Great Brook Project Dec. 4

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Deposition Sheds New Light On SLAPP Suit Originators

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GOSA Asks Reports From OPDS on Residential Building Applications

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GOSA Becomes Intervenor In Two Great Brook Processes

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Open Space, Water, Farms Dominate CEQ Forum

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GOSA President, Addressing Annual Meeting, Cites Main Concerns

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GOSA Asks For More Information On Great Brook Project

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CT Court To Wetlands Units: Don't Guard Salamander, Other Wildlife

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GOSA Seeks To Join Merritt In Legal Battle With Developer Ravenswood (With Update)

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U.S. Army Engineers Eye Four Winds, Mystic Weigh, Great Brook (With Update)

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GOSA Appeals Groton Zoning Commission Approval Of Four Winds

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Councilor Wright's proposals to save open space, farms sent back for study

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The Day comments on North Stonington voters' TDR endorsement

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North Stonington wetlands unit members call "fonsi" finding inadequate

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Zoning Commission Okays "Residential Life Care Community" for Watrous Property

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Would-be Merritt Property Developers Drop SLAPP Suit Against GOSA

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GOSA, Developer File Separate Appeals Of Inland Wetlands Agency Decision on Four Winds

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IWA Approves Four Winds Application, Disallows One Crossing; Vote Split

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GOSA, Nine Individuals Sued By Developers

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Groton Town Council To Consider Watrous Property Recommendation

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IWA Okays Ice House Proposal With Vernal Pool Protection

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GOSA Presents Case Against Four Winds Development

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F.L. Merritt, Inc. Files Motion Against Ravenswood Suit (with UPDATE)

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Cheshire Builder Challenges GOSA's Signed Accord with F.L. Merritt

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GOSA Signs Pact To Buy Newly Named Merritt Family Forest

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GOSA Wins $650,000 State Grant Toward Purchase Of Merritt Property

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Environmentalists Warn Of Damage From Proposed State Budget Cuts

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GOSA Urges Town Council To Protect Threatened Watrous Property



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East Haddam Voters Overwhelmingly Authorize Bonding For Open Space



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N. Stonington Farm Transaction Highlights Recent Open Space Preservation Efforts in Southeastern CT







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Groton Open Space Proponents Look To State For Land Purchase





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Open Space Activity Brisk In Towns Near Groton



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GOSA Annual Meeting Reviews Success And Looks To Efforts Ahead

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State Heritage Trust Program's Open Space Acquisitions A Record In 2002

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Groton Commends Charles And Priscilla Pratt For Open Space Contributions

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Acquisition By The State Of Connecticut Of 57 Acres To Add To Haley State Farm Park

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Environmental Study On Airport Safety Zone Is Termed Flawed

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Land Use/Water Quality Program Draws Audience Of 45

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GOSA Sponsors Annual Cleanup Day At Haley Farm State Park

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GOSA Launches Website To Promote Communication

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Charles Pratt, Pioneering Conservationist And A GOSA Founder, Dies



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