• In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, the flag flies at half-staff on the town green in Lebanon, Conn. The town has been unable to expand its library on the green because of an 18th century court decision the gives ownership of the mile-long green to the "heirs and assigns" of 51 original deed holders. Town historian Alicia Wayland estimates that could be about 10,000 people. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

    18th-century document trips up plans for Connecticut green

    LEBANON, Conn. (AP) — The mile-long town green here seems little changed from the days when French troops camped on it during the Revolutionary War. It is hayed each year by farmers and, in the winter, the town turns part of it into an ice skating rink.