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Keith Carr Corner, Again

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

August 11, 2009

Keith Carr still doesn't have a corner named after him.

He almost did. Not long ago, the resolution that spent months making its way through the city's legislative system failed when it didn't get enough votes. The resolution's supporters want Carr to have a corner -- the one at Albany Avenue and Main Street -- named after him.

But now the resolution is back, submitted anew, and this time its supporters say they'll get the five votes they need. The council decided Monday to begin the process again by sending the resolution to its public building dedication committee.

"This is a brand new resolution," Democratic Majority Leader rJo Winch said Monday. "This has absolutely nothing to do with changing the name of the streets. It's just the corner. It's going to be one of those feel-good things."

Councilman Luis Cotto, who said he would abstain from voting, has expressed some concern about the location, saying it was a bad compromise between merchants on Albany Avenue and Main Street.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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