Attorney General George Jepsen is demanding information from New Britain officials about the proposed sale of a portion of Stanley Park to Costco.

“The time for us to get involved is now, before the project moves too far ahead,” Jepsen said in an emailed statement. Under state law, his office says, the AG is responsible for making sure that property “dedicated to public or charitable use be used forever according to the true intent and meaning of the grantor.”

Jepsen wants to see if the sale complies with the terms of donation of the land to the city in 1927. A land swap approved by the legislature on the last day of the session. The DEP, which owns the land, refused to offer an opinion on the deal.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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