Tag Archives: blight

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…