Opinions split on governance for Devens community
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 11/19/2013 10:26:57 AM EST
By: Pierre Comtois, Correspondent
AYER — Fault lines were obvious at a meeting of the Joint Boards of Selectmen when representatives of the three member towns and Devens residents could not agree on whether portions of the former military base were even part of Shirley, Harvard or Ayer.
Devens must be allowed to continue to grow as a residential and business community, insisted Devens Committee representative Tom Kinch.
Kinch argued that Devens is not part of any of the three towns and that MassDevelopment, the agency charged by the state to oversee its transition from military base to civilian entity, is inextricably intertwined with its governance.
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