Regional economic partnership

Kingston officials are considering a proposal to join Plymouth in creating an organization to study regional economic development. Proposed by Kingston state Representative Tom Calter, a Democrat, the group would examine development prospects for properties that abut both towns, an area that includes Independence Mall in Kingston and the Plymouth Industrial Park. Kingston Town Administrator Robert Fennessy said the group would look into the possibility of commercial expansion in businesses such as automobile dealerships, medical buildings, and office buildings. If approved by selectmen in both towns, the joint committee would consist of a selectmen’s representative, the town administrator, the town planner and a Planning Board member from each town, plus other members including the executive director of the Greater Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Denis Hanks.