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Funding for basketball courts in Danbury could be in jeopardy

Assuming funding will be available , Danbury officials are looking into sites for new basketball courts.  But the City has had to absorb several million dollars worth of cuts from the state in the current year's budget so it's questionable if the funding will be available.  Even though the money was budgeted for in Danbury, Mayor Mark Boughton says he will have to balance the City's need.  If more classrooms are needed, he says that would take priority over basketball courts.


Officials did checked out a site in the Rogers Park area, but Boughton says they're still uncertain about locations because of two reasons. 


One is that while they want 12 to 18 year olds to be able to have access, inevitably 18 to 25 year olds will take over and won't let the younger kids play.  The other problem is that some youth don't want to play there if supervision is provided to even out playing time.


Boughton says they're still searching for a place that's centrally located, and visible from the roadway.

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