The town is preparing to construct a new multipurpose synthetic turf field at the high school after a Special Town Meeting recently appropriated $600,000 from the town’s Community Preservation Fund for the purpose. The overall project is estimated to cost $950,000. The other funding sources are a $250,000 state grant, $50,000 in private donations, and a portion of the $100,000 the town is saving by not proceeding with its previously budgeted plan to build a grass field, according to town manager Richard Montuori. The new field could be used for football, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, physical education classes, and other events. It replaces a grass field that was lost when the town built the new high school, which opened last September. In keeping with requirements of the Community Preservation Act, Montuori said the $600,000 from the preservation fund would not be used to purchase the synthetic turf, but for other features of the project.
Town, grant, and donations will fund turf field
By John Laidler| Globe Correspondent May 19, 2013
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