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Lachat update: Planning stages coming into focus

Lachat farmhouse

Lachat farmhouse

It’s May and the world is green again! Finally, construction can begin. After a long winter, and colder than normal spring, the Friends of Lachat look forward to seeing real progress at Lachat Farm.

As part of keeping the community informed, articles will be appearing on a regular basis because something very exciting will be happening in Weston.

Final stages are coming into focus on a master plan for reconstruction of the farmhouse, and it is hoped the community will be supportive of all aspects as they come before town boards.

Tonight, May 2, at 7 p.m., the Board of Selectmen will hear about current plans to repair and reconstruct the back of the house in order to repair the roof so that further decay is avoided. Please attend.

Something new and very exciting will be happening later in May! We all know that Weston is known for its devotion to its schools; now its schools will be devoting time and resources to Weston in the form of approving two internships for seniors to work on the farm.

Jared Kapel, who is an official member of the Weston Sustainability Committee, and Charles DiPasquale will provide real manpower for clearing the land, doing small construction projects, and using their expertise in Web management and photography. It is hoped that photos before and after their work will provide documentary evidence that can be added to an ongoing effort to create a fully functioning farm and farmhouse.

The Lachat farm and farmhouse have great promise for the future of Weston. Ellen McCormick and her committee [the Select Committee for the Oversight of the Lachat Property] have been working tirelessly to move things forward.

For those who have been holding back on supporting this wonderful project until now, they can feel confident about jumping in to make their financial contributions, as doubt about the future of the farmhouse has been erased. Lachat is really on the road to recovery, but it will not reach the goal without more financial support.

To find out more about how to donate, please contact Carol Baldwin at baldwinr@aol.com or call 203-984-8403.

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