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No new shelter beds

A City of Shelton hearing examiner rejected Community Lifeline's request to increase the number of beds at its homeless shelter from 35 to 50, saying the expansion would "add gasoline to a fire."

In his ruling released June 13, Terrence McCarthy said the Shelton-based nonprofit can apply again for an amendment to a conditional-use permit to add beds at the two-story brick building at 218 N. Third St. "once they reduce their negative impact upon their neighbors and the surrounding area."

At public hearings on Dec. 6, 2021, and May 16, neighbors complained about noise, garbage, vandalism, trespa...


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