New London Mayor Bill Gossman on Wednesday lost his bid for a permit to have several egg-laying chickens at his home. This photo was taken at a local farm. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
N. London chickens out
NEW LONDON -- New London Mayor Bill Gossman will not be allowed to keep five laying hens in a backyard chicken coop.
His request was denied Wednesday on a 2-2 vote by the City Council.
Since the mayor, who would typically break a tie vote, was the one requesting the permit and stepped away from the council table during the hearing, the motion to grant the permit died.
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