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Mount Tom Preserve in New Milford is officially reopened after a series of improvements to the property.  The New Milford Youth Agency built a wooden kiosk with a new sign and map, and added new planks and two bridges over wetlands.  The grass parking area was expanded, trails cleared of brush and signs were installed to mark the orange and white trails.  Work on the preserve was done through a $10,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the Iroquois Pipeline Community Grant Program.  Mayor Pete Bass thanked the local land trust for its conservation efforts.  The land is owned by the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust.  The state has a goal of preserving 21 percent of its land mass.