DERBY—What happens if the state closes the Derby courthouse?

The estimated 11,000 people a month who pass through its doors will be yanked from Elizabeth Street, the heart of downtown Derby.

That was part of the message Monday at a rally meant to convince Gov. M. Jodi Rell to take the courthouse at 106 Elizabeth St. of the chopping block.

State officials are considering closing the courthouse as a cost-saving measure.

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