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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

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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.

"I tried," Gossman later said.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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