Meetings to discuss Southfield

While Weymouth’s mayor is hosting a series of meetings to air issues regarding the redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, the watchdog group monitoring the developments at SouthField has also organized an informational meeting on March 6 for residents of the towns surrounding the shuttered base.

The Advocates for Rockland, Abington, Weymouth, and Hingham will hold its event on March 6, starting at 6 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Tufts Library at 46 Broad St. in Weymouth.

“People can ask any questions” about SouthField, said Mary Parsons, a founding member of the Advocates group.


The meeting will cover contamination issues at the old air base, SouthField’s impact on Weymouth’s drinking water supply and Whitman’s Pond, and taxpayer concerns about the costs of the redevelopment. Audience participation is encouraged, said Parsons.

Weymouth Mayor Susan M. Kay will hold her meetings on SouthField on Feb. 25, 26, and 27. Those roundtable discussions will take place at the Abigail Adams Middle School at 89 Middle St. in Weymouth from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; there will not be an open microphone, but attendees can ask questions in writing by filling out cards.

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