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Town Takes AG to Court

| December 10, 2013

After several years of negotiation with the state Attorney General’s office over the Selectmen’s decision to sell off the Town Farm, the issue has gone to court.

The complaint filed last month in Norfolk County Probate Court.

It only went public when the document was submitted to the Selectmen’s office. The issue had been discussed in closed session for months and the actual vote to ask Town Counsel to bring the matter to court was behind closed doors.

The complaint which lists Martha Coakley as the defendant asks a probate judge to permit the town to break the will of colonial governor William Stoughton and sell 30 acres of the 34 acre Town Farm. The sale would allow Pulte Homes to build 20 houses with $5 million being placed in a trust for the poor of Milton.

The documents can be read at





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