Letter: All in the plan
We’re very pleased to know that Greenfield is looking to its future via a Sustainable Master Plan, a worthy endeavor of the eventual committee that will be involved with the implementation of select portions of the Master Plan. Roxann Wedegartner, the Town’s Planning Board chairwoman, mentions in a Recorder article (March 8), “... public works would be involved with projects dealing with water and sewer issues, while the Planning Board and planning development would be involved in issues concerning development. The Conservation Commission would be involved if a project dealt with wetlands.” We do believe this Sustainable Master Plan — especially the development of Greenfield portion of it that may consider any large entity that could provide a needful tax base and potential employment opportunities to the town, will meet with resistance from the local anti-development guru, Al Norman. Additionally, if it would be in an environmentally sensitive area, such as a would-be wetland ... the more so. Also, why don’t we hear from Mr. Norman ― a self-appointed wetland expert ― in regard to the proposed Kinder Morgan “Fracked Gas” Pipeline that’s being proposed to bisect Massachusetts from the New York border in Berkshire County to Dracut in the northeast? This proposed line is planned to travel through Franklin County, and, through some definitively wetland areas. What say you, Al?
ED and BARBARA GREGORY