Open Space Deal Dead, Drubner Pulls The Plug

   Developer Norman Drubner has withdrawn his offer to sell 133 acres of woodland to the City of Waterbury as open space. The property, which abuts the Western Hills Golf Course, is the largest undeveloped tract of land in Waterbury. Despite an outpouring of support from neighborhood groups throughout Waterbury, and an overflowing crowd at the last Board of Aldermen meeting speaking in favor of open space, the aldermen voted to send the issue to a non-binding referendum.

   The result was frustration for supporters of open space, and exasperation to Norman Drubner. The following is a letter sent by Drubner to the Republican-American newspaper.