TOWNSPEOPLE APPROVE STATE HOSPITAL AGREEMENT
Preston voters Tuesday night, by a wide margin, approve a 200 to 600-million dollar development agreement with the Mohegan tribe for the former state hospital grounds. The final vote: 813 yes, 137 no. The tribe is take over ownership of the 388-acre site once the environmental clean-up on it is completed by the town and state, which is expected to take about a year. The town’s Redevelopment Agency approved the purchase and sale agreement with the tribe after the referendum tally was announced.