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Upton

Town Meeting turns down land purchase

A nearly 70-acre playing fields complex won’t be coming to South Street in Upton, after Town Meeting voters Wednesday turned down a proposal to buy the land, 265 to 138. 

Opponents of the land purchase, many of them from the neighborhood surrounding the proposed project, said the South Street parcel isn’t suitable for a community recreation complex because it sits on a floodplain, and is only accessible by narrow country roads.

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