Two Towns Dropped From Firing Range Consideration

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials say they have eliminated sites in East Windsor and Willington for a proposed new state police firing range after opposition from lawmakers, local officials and town residents.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and other officials announced the move Thursday.

Officials say the existing firearms training center in Simsbury along the Farmington River is unusuable part of every year because of flooding, and erosion there is worsening.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and Department of Administrative Services are continuing to evaluate several other sites for a new firing range, including ones in the eastern Connecticut towns of Canterbury, Voluntown, Griswold, Hampton and Sprague.

Officials previously eliminated a site in Glastonbury.

 

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