Amherst seeks conservation grant

AMHERST – Selectmen recently voted to allow the Conservation Commission to apply for a state LCHIP (Land and Community Heritage Investment Program) grant to buy an easement on 82 acres at 173 Mack Hill Road.

Board members noted that the land abuts the 500-acre Joe English conservation land, as well as the 2,600-acre Air Force Tracking Station and Free Style Farm, which is about 100 acres.

The vote was unanimous.

– KATHY CLEVELAND