UPDATE: School Construction Delayed After New Appeal

There are not yet estimates as to how long the project will be delayed following an abutter appeal of the Department of Environmental Protection's ruling.

Update at 6:52 p.m.: Board of Selectmen chairman Mike Newhouse just verified to Wilmington Patch that a second appeal was filed just prior to the 5 p.m. deadline that included a list of 10 residents.

Original Story:The has been delayed once more as an appeal of the was filed prior to Friday’s deadline.

One abutter of the project appealed the that was approved by the DEP on Friday, July 13. As a result, the school plans will go to an adjuticatory hearing, which .

Town Manager Michael Caira did not want to comment on specific delays or cost impacts associated with the latest appeal, but said he hopes the process moves as quickly as possible.

“I don’t want to tell people that the project is delayed for days, weeks, or months because of this,” said Caira. “I just want to say that in general terms, the project is delayed. If there was no appeal, we would have begun work on Tuesday. There is an appeal, so we are going to try to have the appeal dealt with as expeditiously as possible. How long it’ll take, we’re not sure.”

Board of Selectmen member Judy O’Connell said she was disappointed to hear the news, and added that she believed the town had taken the appropriate steps to avoid this action.

“The biggest and most profound impact will be on the children who will go there, and the faculty that teach there,” said O’Connell. “The children come first, and they are the ones who will suffer the consequences of this decision.”

Check back with Wilmington Patch first thing Monday morning for complete reaction to the latest appeal.

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Al Roberts August 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
KARLSPEAK: "Just because I havent read the appeals, doesnt mean I wont read them, or even intend to read them, or refuse to read them. And just because I havent read them doesnt mean I agree with them, or disagree, or agree to agree or agree to disagree. I dont know why you cant understand what I am saying, because if you do understand, but say you dont understand, I understand that to mean you understand. Or not. Its up to you." What an arrogant clown you are Hat Boy!
Mathew Jancsics August 06, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Josephine, For someone claiming to be neutral you certainly don’t act as such, seems to be about as ridiculous of a statement as if I were to claim I was neutral. With that said, congrats on having taken years in a dead language, as someone who did the same for over 8 years and has flushed most of it out of my mind I really fail to see the point as in my eyes your ad hominem is no better than my sound gag. I find it very very hard to believe your sole motivation in contribution is supposed concern of “fairness” in how people are being treated, and trust me I am reading your posts (rather sorry for that actually). Lastly, with regards to the HS, I am speaking more of location, the inclusion of a turf field, and any of the other nonsense the appellants are bringing up currently. But please continue to fight for those who seemingly don’t need someone to fight for them.
Kevin Mac August 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Kevin, Are you posing as Josephine?
Karl Ian Sagal August 07, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Al Roberts. You are clear. You are uncivil to me. You make up a post, say it is like me, and complain about it. Seems pretty desperate and sad to me. I feel sorry that you don't have something of more value to do. On some level, if this is your greatest challenge, then you have a blessed life. Have a nice day, and the readers will decided for themselves where the values lie.
Kevin Mac August 07, 2012 at 02:01 PM
There have been 211 comments on this subject. There is still an appeal taking place whether you agree or not. Can we please put this to rest until the appeal is heard and ruled on.


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