Should Devens be Restored to Towns?

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Joint Boards of Selectmen discuss idea of home-rule petition, but most skeptical of idea

Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 05/23/2014 06:36:13 AM EDT

By: Amelia Pak-Harvey

SHIRLEY — A home-rule petition proposed by former Ayer Selectman Frank Maxant was up for discussion at the Joint Boards of Selectmen meeting Thursday night.

Harvard Selectman Leo Blair opened the topic by saying he was skeptical but intrigued by Maxant’s idea.

The petition would restore municipal authority of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone to the original towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley. The towns could submit their own petitions concerning their own jurisdiction either separately or as a whole.

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