2016-05-25 / Letters to the Editor

Westwood situation needs compromises

Isn’t it time to deal with the Westwood cleanup?

Like most Amherst residents, I have long grown tired of driving by the chain-link fence that surrounds the former Westwood Country Club.

I urge town officials to deal with a reasonable compromise with Mensch Capital that will allow the site to be remediated and transformed into a productive asset for the town.

Development, if it includes remediation and adding to the town’s asset base, is much better than a long-term fenced-in contaminated site in the center of Amherst. The site, as it exists, is not acceptable.

Neil Frank
Turnberry Court
Amherst

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