The so-called Haddam land swap, an iteration of the age-old battle between conservation and development, was not a good way to do business.
The deal, in the works for three years, allows a private developer to acquire 17 acres near the Connecticut River in Haddam that had been set aside for conservation. In exchange, the developers will trade to the state 87 acres, several miles away in the Higganum section of Haddam, adjacent to a state forest. The legislature passed the bill in the waning days of the session and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed it last week — a blot on his record.
Read more here: Editorial: Haddam land swap a shaky way to do business – Courant.com.