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Plan for Digital site stirs debate

A proposed development that could bring big-box retail stores and 250 apartments to Route 27 in Maynard has sparked a debate about whether the town should leap at the possibility of new property tax revenue or fight to retain its small-town feel.

The fate of the site hangs on an April 6 Town Meeting vote on whether to rezone the 58-acre property, once home to Digital Equipment Corp.

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