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Waterford Residents Opposed to Zoning Change for Substance Abuse Facility

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This will be a meeting for concerned residents seeking a denial from the Zoning Board of Appeals for the "Change of use" request by Stonington Institute on Rope Ferry Road to open a Substance Abuse/Behavioral Treatment Facility.

Tony Dasta December 31, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Is this the same meeting? http://www.theday.com/article/20121229/NWS01/312299973/0/ It shows a different day and place
Paul Petrone December 31, 2012 at 01:52 AM
No. This is a meeting for concerned citizens to get ready for that meeting, which is Thursday in Town Hall at 6:30.
MrT December 31, 2012 at 03:54 PM
@ Harrison, as I appreciate your reference to the "not in my backyard" tag line and your attempt to make this an example of class-warfare, but your comments are not based upon factual data and appear to be hateful. The hearing is for an application to obtain a variance; meaning that the facility is not currrently zoned or approved for an alcohol or drug treatment facility. It is zoned for use as a nursing home. You are free to attend the public hearing and voice your opinion, but I advise you to first look at the other treatment facilities that Stonington Institute currently operate- not a single one is in a residential area; nor have they had to apply for any type of a variance to open such a facility.
Daniella Ruiz January 01, 2013 at 08:11 PM
this is another 'for profit' facility that will make money for the town, (business tax, property tax, water usage, sewer assessment, inventory tax, etc etc) , it will also be an additional response location for police, fire, etc (especially EMT teams, think extra sirens and noise). does anyone have any first hand gossip from other sites like this, specifically the one in Stonington? any tales of recidivism, escapes, walk aways (they are not locked in as in prison), confrontations etc etc? know a neighbor who works at any of these that can provide unabashed truths? sadly, it looks like waterford people will throw money at a new doggie hotel, before they accept any sort of human care facility.
Daniella Ruiz January 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM
but wtfd will have a first class doggie hotel soon!

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