Town seeks OK to sell artworks
Proposal resurfaces after defeat last spring
One of the most hotly-debated topics of last year’s Town Meeting will be revisited Saturday when the Board of Selectmen will recommend selling three paintings that used to hang in Lincoln’s Bemis Hall. Some officials say the town will get more out of selling the artwork, formerly owned by renowned art collector Julian deCordova, and using the proceeds to support cultural activities in Lincoln. But the plan did not go over well last year and it’s expected to be a spirited debate once again, said Sara Mattes, the chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen.