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Letter to the Editor: Game over for forest

by | Sep 9, 2022 | Letter to Editor

Game’s up, no new season. We did not get the support when we needed it. We grieve for our irretrievable loss at 71 Frankland Road.

A deep, dark historic forest with hundred-year-old trees, cart path-derived trails, peaceful communities of raptors, turtles, deer driven toward road kill or private yard poisoning — all cut out, excavated into detention ponds, only Indian prayer stones standing behind yellow caution tape. “Looks like a murder scene” was said.

The root cause: a special permit to misuse the 70-plus acres left undisturbed for 100 years. But never mind, nobody important lives near, no rare species, other than the common ones, need to have a place to home.

Companies playing games with solar, build and buy when let in. We will mourn in silence.

— Ann Karnofsky, Hopkinton

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