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Letter to the Editor: Keep herbicides out of Maspenock

by | Feb 25, 2022 | Letter to Editor

Recently a letter was sent to 600 people abutting Lake Maspenock. It is a letter of intent that did not state what the intent is. It would allow the town to treat the lake for weed growth including using herbicides. This is the same plan that was voted down in town meeting in 2015 and voted down by Conservation Commission in 2018. I believe that this new application is ignoring the will of the people of Hopkinton. Haven’t we already rejected the use of diquat in our lake? Isn’t it a chemical banned in dozens of nations including the entire European Union?

On March 15, the Conservation Commission will meet via Zoom. Go to the town website and attend the meeting if you are concerned about the poison plan. Let’s not let them push this through at a time when larger public forums are not available. Why is this being pursued when it has already been democratically rejected?

— Carol Esler, Hopkinton

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