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PM writes in support of CPA

Preservation Massachusetts' President Jim Igoe penned a counterpoint argument that was published in the Boston Metro West Sunday Globe. The piece was part of "The Argument", a column that poses a question with two opposing viewpoints. The question posed was "Should Acton rescind CPA funds granted to historic churches?". PM's position was no, the town should not rescind the funds and overall that historic churches are part of our community fabric, architctrual pieces of our towns and the funds are for the restoration of historic buidlings, regardless of use or affiliation. Earlier this summer, the town was served with a lawsuit stating the tax-payer funded CPA funds violate the Anti-Aid Amend

Court Decision Issued in Acton CPA Lawsuit

from the Community Preservation Coalition Court Decision Issued in Acton Lawsuit - September 24, 2016 In a closely-watched lawsuit questioning the Town of Acton's CPA grants to historic churches, a Middlesex County Superior Court Justice has refused to issue a preliminary injunction to stop the town from proceeding with the grants. Justice Leila R. Kern wrote in her decision that "there is no likelihood that Plaintiffs will succeed on the merits of their claim that grants to the Churches under the CPA would violate the Anti-Aid Amendment." The Plaintiffs can choose to appeal. As we reported earlier this summer, a group of local taxpayers, represented by Americans United for Separation of Ch

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