Week in Review, Jan. 24-30
More snow adds to driving woes; Planning Board scuttles initial development plan; School Committee addressed blown fuses. Youth Advisor starts; Fargo falls.
In addition to another few inches of snow that piled onto the already wintery landscape, it was a week of board meetings, as the selectmen got a review of the town books from the auditor and the School Committee described how the staff responded to a power outage at the high school.
The Planning Board discussed the site plan and request for parking relief at the Bradford Street industrial development complex, but failed to approve the site plan on account of an incomplete drainage program and lack of a parking plan. The site was built in 1906 before zoning was instituted, and lacks the capacity to add sufficient parking for today's standards.
Developer John Boynton now has to come up with a "two-page plan," said Planning Board member Doris Cole, with suggestions such as permits for cars, bike racks, MBTA discounts, and more.
Erin Duggan started her new job as Youth Advisor last week in her office at 105 Everett Street. She reports to an advisory board made up of school and town officials and residents.
Sen. Susan Fargo took a spill at the State House and broke her wrist and leg. She was taken to Mass. General Hospital, her aide Don Siriani said.
A devastating fire broke out on Old Bedford Road that wiped out the artwork and other possessions of artist Jeannie Abbot who lived on the property in a studio. There will be a gathering at the Emerson Umbrella in her honor on Feb. 9.
The Patch sports Editor Jon Pelland recapped the game schedule that was unimpeded by the snow in his Sports Week in Review.
The Concord Orchestra featured the 16-year-old Yoko Fukumura as soloist in the Concerto Competition at two concerts over the weekend.
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