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Trash case sent back to Planning Board

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Massachusetts Land Court has sent a case involving the proposed Holbrook solid-waste transfer station back to the Planning Board for further hearing and a decision based on changes to the plan. Neighbors who oppose the plan sought the court order because changes would allow trucks, instead of just trains, to remove waste from the property. Planning Board Chairman Wayne Crandlemere said he believes the trucks would be used if rail service were disrupted. But in the decision dated Jan. 10, the court said the revision would allow an additional 36 trucks per day to enter and leave the station, and that the trucks could be used in situations that did not involve rail disruption. Neighboring Randolph opposes the project, proposed by TLA-Holbrook LLC. David Murphy, Randolph’s town manager, acknowledged in an interview that the town has offered financial support to neighbors taking legal action against the station.

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