The Bethel Community Gazette
The Bethel Community Gazette
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Religious Display Vote Tabled

After a two hour meeting that featured extensive public input from a standing room only crowd and detailed discussion with Religious Display Committee members, the Board of Selectmen tabled a vote on new rules until the next meeting to allow Town Attorney Martin Lawlor time to research and offer opinions on a number of issues raised at the August 6th meeting.

Committee Chair Holly Heslin, Vice Chair Tim Martin and member Frances Pulle explained how they developed many of their recommendations, including a display lottery.

Selectman Szatkowski received applause when he commented that it is the Board of Selectmen who should decide what does and doesn't get displayed. First Selectman Knickerbocker then pointed out that the Town would likely face expensive litigation if it denied access to some groups. The next Board Of Selectmen meeting is September 3rd.


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