A nearly 37 acre parcel of land in Newtown has been purchased by the town to preserve as open space. The Board of Selectmen held a special meeting Tuesday morning to give final authorization for the $255,000 purchase. The land on Chestnut Hill Road shares a border with 34 acres of open space the town already owns.
Newtown needed to finish local approvals by the end of the month in order to submit an application for state open space conservation funds. If the $153,000 grant is not authorized, the Town will bond for additional funds.
The Legislative Council and others have also given their approvals.