One East Pleasant (most recent rendering)
After 30 years of attending countless public meetings, some of them somewhat heated, I can honestly say the Planning Board hearing of 10/22 was the most vitriolic in my long experience.
10/22 Planning Board hearing crowd, mostly NIMBYs
Although I did miss the "neighborhood meeting" a few years ago concerning the now dead solar farm installation on ye' old landfill.
The letter written by Steve Bloom of Lincoln Avenue was particularly biting. Interesting that he was not present to read it himself, which may have contributed to the overall nastiness.
That kind of rhetoric would never be allowed on the floor of Amherst Town Meeting (can't question the motives of individuals) so maybe Planning Board Chair David Webber will consider using his gavel when the hearing continues ...
David Webber (ctr) PB Chair at 10/22 meeting