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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sherborn moves closer to playing field goals

SHERBORN

Recreation Commission members say they have reached an agreement with a well-known soccer club to carry out the long-discussed renovation of the Laurel Farms recreation complex.

The club, FC Greater Boston, has agreed to make a "significant investment" in revamping the complex in exchange for use of it as a home base, according to Recreation Commission member Michael Guthrie.

The project would fully restore the ailing complex to include three artificial fields, two renovated softball fields, a walking path around the perimeter and other improvements, Guthrie said.

"There are a lot of options, and we've explored all of them," he said. "We're very excited about this plan."

Selectmen endorsed the idea at a meeting last Wednesday. The details aren't finalized yet, but Guthrie said he believes the project will have a "minimum impact" on Sherborn's finances. Ideally, renovations could begin by the end of 2007, he said.

-- Kyle Alspach

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