Entities to share Library Plaza

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Four entities seeking to use town-owned space at Library Plaza in downtown Marshfield will be able to share it, the Board of Selectmen determined Sept. 16. The space will be shared by Ventress Memorial Library for expansion, the Marshfield Food Pantry, the Recreation Department, and a Marshfield Public Schools special education program for students 18 to 22 years old. Stephen Robbins, selectmen chairman, said the location consists of two retail spaces of 4,000 square feet each, and the town will look at them as one space and reconfigure them to meet the need. The food pantry is seeking to move from its location in a Marshfield church. The Recreation Department already uses the space, but no longer needs as much room, Robbins said. He said he was pleased with the decision. “There’s no turf war here,” he said. “They want to survive in harmony down there.”

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