The Catskills Of Connecticut: The Sun Sets On Sunrise Resort in...

Sunrise Resort, which had welcomed generations to this rustic region along the Salmon River since 1916, will become a state park. Full Story
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Shoots Scores

Glastonbury, CT

#1 Jan 4, 2009
I am glad the state can find the money for this type of purchase in such dire financial times. Maybe they will let the families of all the unemployed spend their summer vacation there for free.

If things are that bad in the state maybe the Governor's action should follow her words. Stop the land purchases and other pork-barrel projects. While you are at it, pLease take the $600,000 back that you gave to my town. If Glastonbury wants a bike trail it can certainly afford to build one.
the Badger

United States

#2 Jan 4, 2009
You don't get it do you? No clue as to why this is a smart move on the part of the State of CT?
Shoots Scores wrote:
I am glad the state can find the money for this type of purchase in such dire financial times. Maybe they will let the families of all the unemployed spend their summer vacation there for free.
If things are that bad in the state maybe the Governor's action should follow her words. Stop the land purchases and other pork-barrel projects. While you are at it, pLease take the $600,000 back that you gave to my town. If Glastonbury wants a bike trail it can certainly afford to build one.
shartflhs

Shelton, CT

#3 Jan 4, 2009
the Badger wrote:
You don't get it do you? No clue as to why this is a smart move on the part of the State of CT?
<quoted text>
Please enlighten us. Why is this so smart? And how is this going to lighten the already out of line tax burden on the average resident? I see less taxes coming in for both the town and the state, and more cost in maintaining this land. So I see more taxes coming out of this purchase.
Haddam Resident

Harwich, MA

#4 Jan 4, 2009
As I read this I was thinking how in this economy can the state #1 - afford the purchase and #2 afforde the continuing and mounting costs to run/maintain this site.

None- the- less it is a good purchase to preserve the land.

I think the board members of the Land Trust and Parks & Forests should be made to volunteer their tiem to help maintain something like this.
Concerned Citizen

Clinton, CT

#5 Jan 4, 2009
the Badger wrote:
You don't get it do you? No clue as to why this is a smart move on the part of the State of CT?
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I agree and glad that it wasn't sold to developers. We have taken enough land away from our wild creatures, due to excessive home building, malls etc., and this will be a big benefit to them, as well as to the rest of us. Now, if only someone could stop the building on land like this and tear down old buildings to rebuild instead, this would profit all of us, as well as the wild critters.
Quality of Life

Southington, CT

#6 Jan 4, 2009
Glad the developers of million dollar homes didn't get there hands on this property. Does it always have to be about money? Score one for saving the forest, river & wildlife.
But

Plainville, CT

#7 Jan 4, 2009
Isn't this the 4th time this article has run?
Shoots Scores

Glastonbury, CT

#8 Jan 4, 2009
Quality of Life wrote:
Glad the developers of million dollar homes didn't get there hands on this property. Does it always have to be about money? Score one for saving the forest, river & wildlife.
What developer is buying and building million dollar homes in this economy?

The state is going to be cutting health care, going to be cutting education (lower and higher education), going to be cutting transportation projects, going to be cutting aid to local towns. Yet purchasing a camp in Moodus is more more important. Building a bike trail in Glastonbury is more important. These are the type of things that don't make any sense.
GEO

Newington, CT

#9 Jan 4, 2009
Many States are selling off their assests while Conn keeps buying more! Wait till the State of the State speach our great Dictator Rell will present - Don't miss it.
timing

Norwood, MA

#10 Jan 4, 2009
I wonder if Sunrise could have made a go in the next season, as tighter budgets force more people to vacation closer to home. These places might be a bit old-fashioned, but they can be affordable getaways for people who don't have lots to spend.
tom pullman

Sandwich, MA

#11 Jan 4, 2009
at least the land will be preserves as open space.
Taxed to Death

Old Lyme, CT

#12 Jan 4, 2009
I wonder what the property tax bill was for Sunrise Resort. Now that the State has purchased the place my town will no longer reveive that revenue.
On the other hand, housing developments are net losers for the town. If you put in a house that is taxed $5000 a year and the family has two kids in the school system, you lose. Each kid must cost about $7500 per year in education costs so every new house costs the town $$$.
Lower taxes might have helped Sunrise stay open but the State doesn't seem to comprehend that principle.
the Badger

United States

#15 Jan 4, 2009
read posts 5,6 & 12.
shartflhs wrote:
<quoted text>
Please enlighten us. Why is this so smart? And how is this going to lighten the already out of line tax burden on the average resident? I see less taxes coming in for both the town and the state, and more cost in maintaining this land. So I see more taxes coming out of this purchase.
Comprehension Issues

Shelton, CT

#16 Jan 4, 2009
The text below is from the article itself. If the State of CT doesn't use the money somebody else will.The money did not come from the 'general' fund as most of you seem to be indicating.
"About $1.85 million will come from a program that funds the purchase of land to be added to the state park and forest system. Money from the federal government and a private trust will pick up the rest"
James

Glastonbury, CT

#18 Jan 4, 2009
Comprehension Issues wrote:
The text below is from the article itself. If the State of CT doesn't use the money somebody else will.The money did not come from the 'general' fund as most of you seem to be indicating.
"About $1.85 million will come from a program that funds the purchase of land to be added to the state park and forest system. Money from the federal government and a private trust will pick up the rest"
The state money is from bond accounts which we as CT taxpayers will be paying back over the next 20 to 30 years.

I am also a federal tax payer and last time I heard the feds are running a big deficit also.

Since: Jul 08

Southington

#19 Jan 4, 2009
Highest unemployment for a long time. deficits up the a** but we can afford new parks.
PERFECT
Moodusite

Greenfield, MA

#20 Jan 4, 2009
Taxed to Death wrote:
I wonder what the property tax bill was for Sunrise Resort. Now that the State has purchased the place my town will no longer reveive that revenue.
On the other hand, housing developments are net losers for the town. If you put in a house that is taxed $5000 a year and the family has two kids in the school system, you lose. Each kid must cost about $7500 per year in education costs so every new house costs the town $$$.
Lower taxes might have helped Sunrise stay open but the State doesn't seem to comprehend that principle.
They paid about $75,000.00 in taxes annually, the equivalent of 15 typical houses in that town.

Since: Jul 08

Southington

#21 Jan 4, 2009
What you do not seem to understand is that except for the private trust (and I'd love to read that) It's still all taxpayer MONEY. Do you not see that? This spend it or lose it mentality has to stop. We need zero based budgeting in all forms of Government.
Comprehension Issues wrote:
The text below is from the article itself. If the State of CT doesn't use the money somebody else will.The money did not come from the 'general' fund as most of you seem to be indicating.
"About $1.85 million will come from a program that funds the purchase of land to be added to the state park and forest system. Money from the federal government and a private trust will pick up the rest"
the Badger

United States

#22 Jan 4, 2009
Right and 15 houses with one kid costs the town $112,500.00 to educate. So,if the land was sold to developers and 20 homes were built it would cost the town $150.000.00 for education alone. Factor in roads and other services and it would be much more. Let East Haddam keep its rural atmosphere. Leave the strip malls and big box stores to Saybrook, Glastonbury, Cromwell etc.
Moodusite wrote:
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They paid about $75,000.00 in taxes annually, the equivalent of 15 typical houses in that town.
Jim

Hamden, CT

#23 Jan 4, 2009
This is not the best move 3.2 million in this time
were are their heads . Not on their shoulders.
Good work Rell here our money at work.

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