Quakers Seek A Land Trade

Uma Ramiah PhotoNEW HAVEN — A group of New Haven Quakers gathered in a civic, not religious, meetinghouse, to offer New Haven’s parks commissioners a deal: a moneyless land swap.

“If the parks department is willing, we would trade this little piece of land,” Frank B. Cochran told the commissioners at a meeting Wednesday night at the Pardee Green House in East Rock Park. “It really could be a win-win situation.”

New Haven Friends, a Quaker group based in Fair Haven Heights, is looking to expand their existing daycare facility, currently based in the basement of their Friends Center. Six Friends showed up Wednesday night to appeal to the parks board.

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