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New Hartford Commission Closes Hearing on Proposed Zone Change Along Farmington River, Vote Delayed

A concept plan shown by Satan's Kingdom, LLC.

A concept plan shown by Satan’s Kingdom, LLC.

On Wednesday night, the New Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission closed its public hearing on a proposal to change 18-plus acres along Route 44 from residential to Industrial Park.

However, the commission did not vote on the matter since officials need to gather further information about the validity of a petition from surrounding neighbors that could potentially require a super-majority vote from the commission to approve the change.   … Continue Reading

Several Canton Residents Among Those Fighting Proposal to Re-Zone Land Near Farmington River

IMG_1040Some Canton residents are among those fighting a developer’s proposal to change land near the Farmington River along Route 44 to allow industrial uses.

Currently Satan’s Kingdom, LLC and Richard L. Sundgren, Jr. have applied to change 18.47 acres along Route 44 in New Hartford from residential (R1.5 – Residence District) to Industrial Park.

According to minutes from past New Hartford meetings, Allan Borghesi, member of Satan’s Kingdom, LLC has stated he will also be seeking a zone change for abutting land in Canton. … Continue Reading

Canton 8th Grader Collects Supplies for Roaring Brook Nature Center

Lucas Roberto feeds "Bob," a Leopard Gecko, at Roaring Brook Nature Center.  Photo by John Fitts

Lucas Roberto feeds “Bob,” a Leopard Gecko, at Roaring Brook Nature Center.
Photo by John Fitts

Lucas Roberto so enjoys taking care of the animals at Roaring Brook Nature Center that he’s decided to collect items on their behalf.

Roberto, who volunteers at the nature center a couple of hours per week, is in the midst of an Animal Care Supply Collection. The items will be used to augment the care of the animals at the center, especially reptiles and amphibians.

The collection is part of Roberto’s MAGIC (formerly Odyssey) project, an end-of year effort at Canton Middle School in which 8th-graders explore an interest, public service or personal growth.

“It’s just that I like animals,” he said. “It’s fun to be able to help them and take care of them.”  … Continue Reading


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