EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

September 27, 2013

Hampstead looks at emergency access road

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“There is already a place for a cut road there,” she said. “All we’d need is permission from the archdiocese of Manchester. It’s an option that would take work, but we’d need to be creative.”

Gallo said the current proposal would involve an area of land which intersects a practice soccer field and part of a cross-country course.

“We’d have to find alternatives for those activities,” Gallo said.

There are at least three ways for the school district to pay for the road.

“We could add it on to the proposed budget, it could be taken out of the school’s surplus fund or we could include it as a warrant article next year,” Gallo said. “The warrant article is what most people seemed to prefer.”

That includes Lindquist.

“This is something that would change the character of downtown Hampstead,” she said. “This is something that should be decided by the taxpayers.”

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