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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

BRAC meeting today

Connecticut has its best chance in saving the submarine base today as delegates from the state meet with the BRAC committee in Boston.

From the Hartford Courant
For two hours this morning, Connecticut has what might be its best shot to rescue the Groton submarine base. Several members of the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission will listen at a Boston hearing to the sharpest arguments from base defenders.

After weeks of research, a dozen people are prepared to speak for Connecticut. One after another, they will deliver a consultant-honed message of how critical the base is to national defense and how the Pentagon has underestimated that.

Their deliberately harmonized message, coupled with a slide show and video presentation, stands between the Naval Submarine Base and closure.

This regional hearing, which is to be broadcast live on CT-N, the Connecticut Network, will focus on the New England states. Rhode Island will go first at 8:30 a.m., followed by Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

We'll update you on any developments from Boston.