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Selectmen review Salt Box plans

The Board of Selectmen met last Thursday with the new owners of the Salt Box property and reviewed proposed conceptual renderings for a commercial redevelopment of the familiar site at 626 Main Street. The new site plan identifies the project … Continue reading

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Salt Box replacement in the works

Concept plans (above) for the redevelopment of the Salt Box property at 626 Main Street were informally presented at Wednesday night’s Planning Board meeting by Tom Geagan, a consultant working with the new owners. The short presentation occurred in the … Continue reading

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And the food was good too

Over 50 town center residents and friends gathered at Davis Hall on a Sunday evening earlier this month for an old-fashioned neighborhood get together. The invitation called it a “We Love Our Neighborhood Potluck Dinner.” It was wet and raw … Continue reading

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Village scene in winter

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Spotlight on town center

The Bolton Conservation Trust devoted its fall newsletter to a penetrating analysis of what is at stake and what is at risk with regard to the future of the town center. Followers of this blog may recognize some of the … Continue reading

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A post with legs

Here are the top ten posts on this blog for October 2010 (by number of views). With one exception, this list is a predictable sampling of the newer and most newsworthy posts. The exception is Since you asked, which was … Continue reading

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Adaptive reuse

When planners and architects talk about adaptive reuse, they are usually talking about such things as converting old warehouses into loft housing, or turning abandoned mills into art spaces or technology incubators. Adaptive reuse can be a wonderful strategy to … Continue reading

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Anchors away

So I took a couple of roads trips recently to see if I could get a feel for ways tasteful commercial development can occur in a small New England town center, and also how/if it can co-exist with the residential … Continue reading

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The realest people I have ever known

BOLTON, 1893 This extraordinary essay about Bolton in the 1890’s is excerpted from the book, The Locomotive-God, by William Ellery Leonard (1876-1944), published in 1927 by Century Company. Leonard was a poet, playwright, and scholar. He was the son of The Rev. … Continue reading

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Calendar: Planning Board, August 25

It’s been quiet lately, the height of summer, but we expect things to pick up starting next week. The Planning Board meets next on Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 pm. Item of interest on the agenda is the start of … Continue reading

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