Easements closed on Frye Farm
>WILTON – Ian McSweeny, director of the Russell Foundation, announced Friday, July 31, all the easements on the Frye Farm had been closed.
"We will be completing the Frye Farm land transfer to High Mowing School next week," he said.
A celebration is being planned for Sept. 25.
After a lengthy, and at times contentious, discussion at the town meeting in 2013, voters approved "up to $80,000" to help with the purchase.
McSweeny expressed his thanks to the town, Yggdrasil Land Trust, and to various other state, federal and private funds which also aided the purchase.
He also noted: "The Frye land was granted to the Frye family through a King’s Grant and eight generations of the Frye family actively farmed the land over four centuries."
The land will now be protected from development forever.