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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Freedom's Way

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Supporters of a Freedom's Way National Heritage Area that would include towns in Boston's western suburbs are hoping that they'll get a boost from action today by a National Park Service advisory panel.

The area would include about 45 towns in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire that were hotbeds in the Revolutionary War and in the abolition and women's suffrage movements.

Designation as a National Heritage Area could bring the area millions of dollars in federal grants, the Globe reports today.

Supporters are hoping a recommendation by the panel today will spur Congress to change the way the Heritage Areas are designated, and reduce a backlog of about 20 areas waiting for approval.

The towns in the Freedom's Way area would include: Bolton, Stow, Maynard, Hudson, Sudbury, and Lincoln.

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