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Five conservation board members resign

Four of the seven members of Abington’s Conservation Commission and one associate member have resigned together, surprising nearly everyone in town.  

In his resignation letter, commission chairman Alex Bezanson accused the chairman of Abington’s Board of Selectmen, Andrew Burbine, and vice chairman Michael Franey of encouraging a local couple, Rodney and Ellen Powers, to disrupt the commission with complaints over a wetlands issue. In an interview, Bezanson also said that the two top selectmen wanted him off the panel altogether.

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