In a battle that some say pits the wealthy against those who want to make Hamilton a more affordable place to live, Hamilton residents are debating over whether the town should purchase an 86-acre expanse of farmland and woods or let the property owner sell to a developer who plans to subdivide it into six lots for luxury homes.
Voters at a Special Town Meeting June 11 will decide whether to authorize the $3.9 million purchase of the Aquila Farm.
Under the selectmen’s plan, the town will buy the land and sell to a developer to create clustered housing on 14 acres, an athletic field, and about 70 acres of open space that includes expansion of equestrian trails into a public system. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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