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March 27, 2014

Londonderry councilors table trails talk

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“When this plan was approved, we were dropping walking trails in everywhere,” Town Councilor John Farrell said.

The plan changed when the town decided it didn’t want a family-oriented development there that would flood a then-stressed school system and overburden town services.

In order to appease developer Elmer Pease, voters approved spending $2.9 million to support making Nevins smaller, with open space and for older citizens. Pease is no longer associated with the project, but the trail on the map remains.

But homes were built too close to easement areas and potential trails could wind very close to buildings.

Councilors tabled any action on the trail issue until a meeting April 7. They will consult with the town attorney for more information.

“We will then answer questions before us and hopefully have a vote,” Farrell said.

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