Friday, August 3, 2012
Selectmen approved the seven members out of about 13 applicants.
Selectmen have named seven residents to a new artificial turf field committee. Of about 13 people who applied to be on the committee, Selectmen Chairman Rich Malagrifa proposed and the board approved the following to the committee: Scott Faulkner, Doug Southerland, Matt Bergeron, Linso van der Burg, Richard Feinberg, Mounzer Aylouche and Chris Urbano. The committee was created to review the town's options after the Town Meeting last spring rejected a proposal that included rebuilding the field with artificial turf. Selectmen named the committee members at the board's July 25, meeting.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friends and foes of the artificial turf proposal that failed earlier this month at town meeting met on Thursday to talk about what's next for meeting the town's field needs.
Fifteen people vented feelings Thursday and mused on what's next for meeting the town's athletic field needs. It was an informal meeting at Town Hall organized by resident Richard Feinberg. It included those who backed and those who opposed the artificial turf proposal that failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority vote from town meeting members earlier this month. In the end the room appeared in agreement on two things. One was this: consideration of any new field proposal would start with the financial component. The town administrator and selectmen would need to determine what capital funds could be applied to a project. The other item the room appeared in favor of was the Board of Health studying alternative field surfaces and…
Friday, February 3, 2012
The group raising private funds for the stadium project sought the School Committee's endorsement Thursday.
The School Committee voted unanimously to back a fundraising campaign to build a new artificial turf field at Phillips Park for use by all outdoor field sports. The One Field For All Committee asked the committee for its support as it begins raising $750,000 from private sources to pay for the new field and bleachers. The town has proposed to pay $1.85 million for the new lighted field. The total cost of the new field is $2.6 million. Linso van der Burg, chairman of the fundraising committee, told the board that the committee has pledges for $100,000. And the committee hopes to have 30 to 40 percent of the $750,000 by spring when the Town Meeting is expected to be asked to back the full $2.6 million, he said. Joining van der Burg in the …