Wentworth Farm is 80+ acres of open space with Owen's pond in the middle
Last night's Conservation Commission meeting was one part awkward and another part heated as local farmer Matt Kotfila was denied a request to farm one acre of Wentworth Farm and he did not take kindly to that. In the least.
He was particularly incensed the Commission did not contact all three of his references before a subcommittee of ConCom and Agricultural Commission decided to not recommend to the full board his Request For Proposal response saying it was "not quite ready" and just wasn't a "good fit".
Matt Kotfila appears (briefly) before Conservation Commission last night
He gave a brief speech that was tinged with anger and closed with, "It can either be a field for dog poop or a field to grow food to help feed poor people." The Conservation Commission then quickly voted unanimously "Not to issue the license" and will put the property back out to bid.
Mr. Kotfila stormed out of the meeting saying sternly, "You should be ashamed of yourselves!"