Back in June there was some discussion on this blog about a “horrific” smell in the area of Route 30 on the west end of town. At the time I couldn’t track down the source, but I’m wondering if an article in today’s Metrowest Daily News offers a clue.
According to the article, the Board of Health recently discussed complaints about the smell of manure coming from Chestnut Hill Farm. Health Agent Paul Pisinski said he gets calls every year about the smell, but the Board dismissed the complaints, saying the use of manure is permitted.
Board of Health member Nancy Sacco, who lives near Chestnut Hill, said she was annoyed by the complaints.
“The farm was there before these people, and (it’s) not doing anything wrong,” she said, adding that people don’t have to move in near farms if they don’t want to.
She said the complaints are hypocritical because the exact reason people move to the area is often for the rural charm afforded by the 55-acre Beals Preserve, which is a part of the farm.
You can read more about the discussion in this article by the MWDN.