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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 08:41:33 AM »
Typical "Not in My Backyard" crap.  Why in hell would they want 800 soldiers there and adding to the local economy and keeping taxes at bay.  I'm sure some back room deal was made to squash it.
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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 07:10:47 AM »
I got a better idea of why they wouldn't want to move there. 

It's very rocky rough terrain.  There are next to no flat sections in that area.

It's one of the few sections of Middletown that would be impossible to hook up to city sewer and city water.  It abuts a lot of wildlife preserved land.  Besides they just bulldozed quite a few acres at the other end of the wild life area to put in a power plant.

I go hunting in those areas every year and there is plenty of land that is not fit for much that could be used rather than bulldozing a wildlife area.  I'd rather see some of those blighted sections of hartford get the bulldozer treatment.  Bulldoze the abandoned buildings and drop it there.
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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 03:10:25 PM »
Anyone see the new power plant site from across the the river on RT 66? Just north of the steam electric plant across from Portland. It's HUGE.

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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 01:56:09 PM »
Yep, freaking eyesore.  Nothing like tearing down forests to build a powerplant when there's plenty of old factories that could be torn down instead.   
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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 06:47:45 PM »
Yep, freaking eyesore.  Nothing like tearing down forests to build a powerplant when there's plenty of old factories that could be torn down instead.   

The plant is being built where the feldspar mining was done and that looked like crap anyway.  Any forest being torn down to accomodate the construction will all be restored and a lot of acreage donated back to the City of Middletown as open space.  It's going to look much nicer and is already much cleaner than before the start of construction.  The power plant is good for CT and will be a much cleaner power source than the current sooty six.
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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 12:06:53 PM »
Wow, that's cool to know! There's hope for the area yet.

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Re: Maromas NOT a military development site?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008, 11:22:59 AM »
I'd rather they used up some of the run down factory buildings in the north end along with part of the dump that is no longer used (transfer station only now).  Instead they tore down forest.  Been in there and it was spotty but it was still fields and forest.  Wild animals, deer etc wandered that whole property. 

You can't restore a forest, trees that tall take decades to grow. The trees they knocked down will be back in another 30 years. 

By the way, the town already owned it (or at least controlled it), they are just getting part of it back.
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