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Gas station talks in Round 4


August 12, 2009
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY

NEWS STAFF WRITER

STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge Planning Board will be back in a couple weeks for round five of an ongoing public hearing that has become a heavily debated topic in town.

The board held the fourth continuation of a public site plan hearing on Tuesday, regarding JCJ Realty Trust's proposed convenience store and gas/service station to be located at 173 Main Street, which is currently the parking lot along side the former Rom's Restaurant.

In response to concerns raised at the previous session of this same hearing in July, Mike Loin of Bertin Engineering explained one alteration to the existing plan was the addition of more landscaping that is not part of a mandated buffer or setback.

"We do meet the 5-percent internal landscaping requirement above all the buffer zone landscaping in your bylaw," Loin said with the new plan.

Editor's Note: Pick up Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for the complete story.

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