Towns show little interest in federal disaster aid


Federal disaster aid has been offered to Connecticut towns hit hard by a snowstorm on Jan. 11 and 12, but Northwest Corner town officials aren’t sure they want to take it.

The general consensus, according to the director of a consortium of area first selectmen, is that requests from the small rural towns of Litchfield County are likely to be turned down in favor of requests from bigger towns and cities; and that even if money is paid out, it will be in small amounts that won’t be balanced out by the large amounts of paperwork the federal government demands.

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