Connecticut Towns Drop Websites to Comply with Law

Since the mid-1970s, municipal governmental bodies across Connecticut have posted minutes within seven days of a meeting at town hall, under state open records laws. Last June, the legislature, in a seemingly modest enhancement, required posting on a town Web site as well, if the town had one. This requirement has unleashed a noisy backlash, prompting a dozen small towns to pull the plug on their Web sites rather than comply.

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