The recent controversy surrounding the misuse of the Scantic River State Park in Hazardville has generated considerable discussion on and on social media web sites like Facebook.
Patch contributor Rich Tanguay spent several hours cleaning the park last week after July 4th revelers left a considerable pile of garbage along the banks of the river.
Dozens of cars were parked illegally on the side of Powder Hill Road, in the middle of dangerous S-curves. Vehicles were also parked on private property adjacent to the Powder Mill Barn on South Maple Street.
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More than half the cars bore out-of-state license plates, mostly from Massachusetts.
State and local officials took notice of the concern and began taking steps to control the situation. On Sunday, by for illegal parking.
A considerable amount of online debate has focused on who should be allowed to access the park, which is state property.
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