OPINION: What is “Powder Farm” Can Be “Six Lakes”

Since I was a small child, I have thought about the lack of access to open space in the Newhall community. Southern Hamden is, for the most part, overdeveloped with the exception of a few spots of green spaces. There are just a few places where someone could sit under a tree and get respite from the sun. 

But what if there was a 102.5‑acre oasis sitting in our backyard? What if the long-dormant ​“Powder Farm” became a public space with walking paths?

This is what a group of Hamden community members is hoping to do with the help of the town government and state and local partners.

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