Krell Vote A Victory For Open Space

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Voter after voter said about the same things Thursday after marking ballots in the town's referendum to buy a farm: Open space is dwindling, traffic is worsening and Farmington is showing signs of ...
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Farmington MOM

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Jan 18, 2008
 
That is great news! Congratulations Patti! And congratulations to the Town of Farmington and their residence. I am so glad that we will be seeing this lovely green space forever.:)
Abe Vigoda

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Great news!!
Republican and proud

Revere, MA

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#3
Jan 18, 2008
 
Hey Abe! Hows Barney? Lets just hope they don't find oil, or anything valuable on the land.
Kat

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Fantastic!
Mother Nature

Northford, CT

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#5
Jan 18, 2008
 
Thank you voters. Now all the wildlife can stay!!!!!
CtlAltDel

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#6
Jan 18, 2008
 
Will they allow hunting on the land? I'm getting low on venison!
ct yankee

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#7
Jan 18, 2008
 
Very good news indeed!!!
teapea12

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Jan 18, 2008
 
As a resident of Farmington, I am so glad that this passed. It would be a terrible disgrace if this land was not preserved. The residents of Farmington did the right thing by passing this referendum. The amount of wild animals that live on this land are incredible.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
I hope the Krells will continue to grow that delicious corn - they're the best!

It's a great step for the town.
Daniel Ramirez

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Jan 18, 2008
 
This is nice and all, but many of those voting for this bill were probably the same people responsible for diminishing Farmington's open space in the first place. It just seems a bit hypocritical, and with the 90% support in the area neighboring the farm it smacks of nimbyism as well.

Regardless though, I hate sprawl and am glad there are efforts to protect our open space.
bjj

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Jan 18, 2008
 
great news! Lets see more of this.
MrLogical

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Daniel Ramirez wrote:
This is nice and all, but many of those voting for this bill were probably the same people responsible for diminishing Farmington's open space in the first place. It just seems a bit hypocritical, and with the 90% support in the area neighboring the farm it smacks of nimbyism as well.
Regardless though, I hate sprawl and am glad there are efforts to protect our open space.
Nimbyism isn't always a bad thing. If it was me, I'd be opposed as well.
fhs44ew

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Jan 18, 2008
 
next step- buy the driving range (tunxis) and preserve it. traffic would be disastrous of that sells to the condo developer that has expressed interest
Larry the Cable Guy

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Jan 18, 2008
 
fhs44ew wrote:
next step- buy the driving range (tunxis) and preserve it. traffic would be disastrous of that sells to the condo developer that has expressed interest
Develop it and put in low income housing and lower the quality of life for you Farmington folk just like the rest of us here in connecticut .... he he he .... actually GOOD JOB .... preserving open spaces should be the goal of all rural communities and I hope more follow Farmington's lead.
MrLogical

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Larry the Cable Guy wrote:
<quoted text>Develop it and put in low income housing and lower the quality of life for you Farmington folk just like the rest of us here in connecticut .... he he he .... actually GOOD JOB .... preserving open spaces should be the goal of all rural communities and I hope more follow Farmington's lead.
Like, maybe Simsbury? The parcel on Rt. 10 that Konover wants to put the big-box retail complex on?
Farmington

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Daniel Ramirez wrote:
It just seems a bit hypocritical, and with the 90% support in the area neighboring the farm it smacks of nimbyism as well.
If the rest of the town disgreeed they would have let us know with a NO vote.
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#17
Jan 18, 2008
 
I live in Farmington also, and actually live down the street from the farm. The Krells are good people, love their vegetable stand in the summer. Congratulations on preserving what open space is left in this town...
Christopher

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Being a commuter who works in Farmington, I have always marveled at the natural beauty that somehow still exists in Farmington amidst burgeoning development. Kudos to the voters who value this gist as much as I do!

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Daniel Ramirez wrote:
This is nice and all, but many of those voting for this bill were probably the same people responsible for diminishing Farmington's open space in the first place. It just seems a bit hypocritical, and with the 90% support in the area neighboring the farm it smacks of nimbyism as well.
Regardless though, I hate sprawl and am glad there are efforts to protect our open space.
You could be right, but I think the 'not in my back yard' philosophy would be more believable if a strip mall or Wal-Mart was the proposed project. I don't think too many folks are against retirement complexes. I wonder if most of the voters were from a relatively close proximity to the parcel? Also, hypocritical or not, the decision was the right one.
Living in Farmington

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Gunner wrote:
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You could be right, but I think the 'not in my back yard' philosophy would be more believable if a strip mall or Wal-Mart was the proposed project. I don't think too many folks are against retirement complexes. I wonder if most of the voters were from a relatively close proximity to the parcel? Also, hypocritical or not, the decision was the right one.
I voted yes and I'm on the other side of town. Development affects the whole town, not just one area. There is 90 acres - after the retirement complexes were built, what where they going to do with the other 89 acres? Build houses, condos or apartments. Everyone in town had a chance to vote, and the vast majority who voted, voted to save the open space regardless of where in town they lived.

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