LTE: Reading Open Land Trust – Consider Grove Street Lot Purchase

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Select Board,

Distinguished members of the Select Board, We support the town’s decision to purchase the house lots on Grove Street near the Meadow Brook golf course. As officers of the Reading Open Land Trust, we feel this is a welcome addition to the town-owned lands, particularly because it is directly connected to the Reading Town Forest. (Due to time constraints, we were unable to take a vote from the full board.)

Given the pressure on open land everywhere, it behooves us to protect our aquifers and open space as much as possible. Once houses are built there, the chance for preservation is gone for the foreseeable future.
We urge the Select Board and Town Meeting to seriously consider the purchase of this land.


Joseph Cloonan
Reading Open Land Trust

Robert Connor
Reading Open Land Trust

Alison Ulman
Reading Open Land Trust

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