(Pearse Pinch photo)
While the Courant editorial board praised the planned relocation of the Army Reserve Training Center in Middletown, they did recognize that the Army refused to consider using a brownfield for its site, and also failed to listen completely to the suggestions of residents, and town leaders.
IMHO, the Army is not designed to listen, and has never demonstrated a zeal to do other than what it damned well pleases. Middletown must keep this in mind once the center is built, because once it is, the town cedes all control over the property, and the comings and goings therein and thereabouts.
BTW, I know it's a cheap shot, but the Army Corps of Engineers is no longer considered infallible, no matter what their press releases say. Witness the damage to levees in the recent flooding of rivers in the midwest. Mother Nature wins again.