Board faces balancing act on pig farms
Proposal to create ban inspires intense debate
A conflict between neighbors over eight swine has spiraled into a debate being closely watched by farmers across the state as the Haverhill Board of Health contemplates banishing piggeries from the city. The proposal pits farmers who view the suggested ban as a threat to their lifestyle against homeowners who say piggeries undermine their property values and endanger the environment. The board is expected to take action Tuesday.