Conway Daily Sun

Ossipee Planning Board Approves Gas Station

On a 5-2 vote, with two abstentions, developers of the old White’s Garage/Johnson Oil property will be allowed to proceed with their controversial plans. Unless there is an appeal, the vote ends a contentious application process that featured Planning Board members insulting one another as well as members of the public.

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Westward Shores Rehearing Denied

After last week’s lengthy court-ordered public hearing, the Ossipee Zoning Board denied Freedom’s request to reconsider the planning board’s approval of the expansion of Westward Shores campground. But now Effingham is calling for that hearing to be reheld. Meanwhile, Freedom is consulting its lawyer on what to do next.

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Proposed Gas Station Raises Concerns About Aquifer

At a crowded and sometimes heated meeting last week, the applicant’s representatives answered questions about the environmental impact of the development with assurances that they will meet all state and local requirements. Tamworth has named one of its select board members to represent the town’s interests as an abutter. The hearing was continued to April 18 to address fire prevention suppression, lighting, traffic and other concerns.

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