Posted Oct 27, 2010
To the editor:
If you love the environment and live in Georgetown, Boxford or North Andover, I hope you’ll join me in voting for Barbara L’Italien as State Representative on Nov. 2.
Barbara is one of the strongest advocates at the state level for the Community Preservation Act (CPA). All three of our towns have adopted CPA, and it has enabled us to protect a combined 650 acres for open space and recreation. The list of projects is impressive, including important watershed land around North Andover’s reservoir, Lake Cochichewick, Windrush Farm therapeutic riding center in North Andover and Boxford, Anvil Farm and Cargill Fields in Boxford, and Hampshire Woods in Georgetown.
Barbara is also leading the current effort to pass legislation to strengthen CPA and provide more funding for all three of our towns through the statewide CPA trust fund. Thanks to her important position as Vice Chair of House Ways and Means, the bill is making significant progress.
We need to return Barbara to the state legislature in January so that she can continue fighting for the environment and the Community Preservation Act.