Friday, May 3, 2024

Connecticut's governor "takes partial blame for illegal cutting of 186 trees on neighbor's property"


The wealthy two-term Democrat, along with one of his neighbors and a neighborhood organization, have been accused of removing trees in protected wetlands — property they do not own — to get a better view of a pond.

Lamont denied that charge, telling reporters on Monday the trees were damaged in previous storms and the plan was to clean up the area. Yet he admitted partial responsibility for inadvertently cutting trees on someone else’s land.


“Now I know and it will never happen again,” he said.