Tag Archives: blight


Borough board OKs stiffer blight ordinance

NAUGATUCK — Property owners whose properties are deemed blighted by the borough can now find themselves facing criminal penalties. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses on Tuesday approved an amendment…


Borough looking to beef up blight penalties  

NAUGATUCK — Overgrown grass. Peeling paint on the side of a house. Decks and patios that are falling apart. These scenes are scattered throughout properties in Naugatuck and this is…


Committee to tackle blight issues

NAUGATUCK — Litter scattered on the sides of roads. Furniture placed on lawns for months. Grass that is taller than most pets. These are some of the objectionable scenes that…


Selectmen turn attention to blight

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen started the discussion on how to attack blight Monday night. “Everybody on the board is probably well aware of the fact that we…


Officials fear blight hurting development

BEACON FALLS — Officials are worried that blight may be hindering economic development in town. The Economic Development Commission has expressed concerns that blight could drive away potential businesses looking…


Commission settling in to anti-blight role

PROSPECT — The town’s Anti-Blight Commission has been hard at work since its formation. “We’ve been working ourselves through the blight regulations,” Anti-Blight Commission Chairman Paul Krisavage said. “I think…


Draft ordinance under further review

PROSPECT — The town’s proposed blight ordinance could undergo some changes before coming to the public again. The Town Council held a public hearing on the proposed ordinance on Jan….


Public opinion split on ordinance

PROSPECT — A public hearing on a draft blight ordinance drew a crowd Tuesday night. About 40 people showed up for the hearing on the proposed ordinance, which would define…


Council looking into ordinance to curb blight

PROSPECT — The Town Council is moving towards the creation of a blight ordinance. According to Mayor Robert Chatfield the town does not currently have a blight ordinance on the…

Conroy backs anti-blight efforts

HARTFORD — State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-105) supported legislation, which was approved May 1 by the state House of Representatives, that is designed to make it easier for towns to…