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Selectmen reject Winchester Land Trust plan

shawi@winstedjournal.com

WINSTED — The Winchester Board of Selectmen voted 4-3 to reject a plan by the Winchester Land Trust to acquire conservation restrictions on 360 acres of town-owned land. The controversial vote took place Monday, Feb. 7, at Town Hall.

The plan included the trust acquiring a conservation easement on 356 acres surrounding Crystal Lake, which is the town’s main drinking water reservoir, and the Algonquin State Forest.

The land trust also planned to acquire a conservation easement on 4 acres near Highland Lake.

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