From the Opinions page of the Sentinel ..
I was recently informed that a person who is employed by the town of Winchester and heads the planning department, owns a house and piece of land next to the VFW.
She is campaigning the town to allow her to sell it to the Dollar General store chain, so that that may build another dollar store in town.
Mind you that this property sits right in the heart of our historic district and that we already have one dollar store, a flea market, many junk stores.
I’m asking fellow residents to comment on their thoughts of this backroom deal that will alter the face of our town for good.
Contact your selectmen and voice your opinion, let them know your future vote will depend on their actions.
But beware, for I am told this is a done deal, that the select board are turning their heads and pushing this through, without any concern of our towns image, the historical society’s input, traffic and safety hazards, are all being ignored.
I ask you, if this property was not owned by the head of the planning department, would anyone else even be considered?
Typical Winchester politics!