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Additional motions filed in town lawsuit

By Theresa Knapp 
At a Select Board meeting on April 11, Special Counsel Peter Durning presented an Update regarding Town v. Jon Delli Priscoli, Trustee of the One Hundred Forty Realty Trust, et als. This lawsuit related to the town’s intent to acquire 155 acres of land at 364 West Street. 
“I can report that the 10 Citizens’ group did file an Emergency Motion to Preserve the Status Quo on March 28 with the Single Justice of the Appeals Court. The Single Justice gave the other parties, the town and Grafton Upton Railroad, until April 7 to file a response to that motion,” Durning said. 
Durning noted GURR filed an opposition. The town filed a separate motion for an injunction pending appeal which Durningsaid “was the course of action that we were already on.” He said there has been no further comment from the court as the parties wait to hear whether there will be a hearing or if the court will issue a decision.