Turf war over artificial high school field turf divides Ellington

Turf war over artificial high school field turf divides Ellington (WFSB)

ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- Residents in Ellington did not pass a controversial artificial turf field at the high school.

Town officials said 2,278 voted for the field and 5,065 voted against it.

While some backed the project, many said the $2.6 million plan was too expensive.

This week a number of signs that said, "no artificial turf" went missing around town.

Officials said a referendum to build a new town hall also failed by a similar margin.

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