By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Grafton – A discussion on a proposed marijuana facility that was to be held during the Jan. 5 Board of Selectmen’s meeting was rescheduled to a future date after an overflow crowd of residents showed up.
On Nov. 17, after a scheduled public hearing had been concluded, the Grafton Board of Selectmen voted to write a “letter of non-opposition” regarding a proposed marijuana dispensary to be run by Milford Medicinals at 206 Worcester St., (Route 122), the location of a former Cumberland Farms.
After this action, a group of Grafton residents formed a Facebook group, Concerned Grafton Citizens. The group urged residents to attend a “Town Meeting” on Jan. 5 which was in actuality not a town meeting but rather the regularly scheduled selectmen’s meeting where the board was due to continue the discussion.
On Jan. 5, an overflow crowd of clearly agitated citizens filled the board’s meeting room and continued out the door and down the passageway. The board members, who were surprised at the number of attending residents, decided to reschedule the discussion to Monday, Jan. 11 at the Grafton High School, at 7 p.m., to ensure enough seats be available.