Tuesday, April 24, 2018 15:55

A Double Standard

Lancaster has issued cease and desist orders to the Clinton Fish and Game and also to the Clinton Police Department stating that they cannot shoot at the Clinton rifle range because it’s partially located in Lancaster and zoned residential.

Well the range that the Lancaster Police use is located in Lancaster and is zoned residential…How is it that they can continue to shoot and qualify there and Clinton is prohibited?

I understand the Lancaster Police have requested a special permit to shoot on their residentially zoned range, if this is approved I would expect the same standard to be used for the Clinton P.D,  If not this is a complete double standard and totally unacceptable.

The Clinton BOS that hardly ever meets anymore (last meeting was somewhere like October the 7th) and is finally meeting again November 10th should be fighting for our sovereign right to use this resource. I really don’t care if it has to go to litigation.  Because very importantly if Clinton loses the right to shoot there and the range reverts to ” open land” there will be a $2,000,000+ bill for lead remediation and that is a hell of a lot more than a simple zoning litigation case will cost, and that’s why we have a Town Solicitor in the first place.

This whole thing is so out of control with the anti-gun duo of LeBlanc and Dickhaut causing disention beetween the two towns police forces that we probably are better off that they only meet every five weeks or so. They’ve pushed their self serving agenda to the limit, trying as hard as possible to keep the “blue collared, regular Joe’s” off that range and turn that section of town into a private enclave for the prestigious professionals that live there. Its a  private enclave for the priveleged. UNBELIEVABLE!

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3 Responses to “A Double Standard”

  1. Jeff Ring says:

    You’re correct Joe
    Out of control and following their own selfish plans.
    Next election is coming fast and I hope our voters recall the trouble these two are causing.

    Remember, the regular Joe’s vote.

  2. Mariah says:

    How about they not meet at all, and we vote a whole bunch of new ones in to take over? Ones that have some fiscal responsibility and ethics.

    With this fiasco, the senior center debacle, the DEP clean up of south meadow pond we could end up paying upwards of $8 MILLION as a town. Courtesy of our 2 most esteemed selectpeople!!

    Have we had enough yet??? VOTE THEM OUT !!

  3. Charlton Heston says:


    I hear what you are saying and agree with your arguement, however, even though the Lancaster range is on land that’s zoned residential it is definitely not a residential area (bordered and bound by Devens/a sand & gravel pit and the Nashua River) and is very remote. Wait though, Clinton’s range is pretty remote too…….

    Maybe the clowns on S. Meadow Rd. could take a lesson from the residents of Lancaster (and Harvard) who live closest to the Lancaster range and the range at Devens and suck it up and keep their mouths shut and find something more constructive to do with their time.

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