Hadley American Legion urging town to move location of proposed senior center

Hampshire County

The American Legion post in Hadley is at odds with town officials.  
The Legion wants the town to move the proposed location for the new senior center and they already have 19 signatures. 

At a Selectboard meeting at Hopkins Academy Wednesday, the Legion asked town officials to stop the $7.1 million construction on the much needed senior center.

That’s because the new building, being built on town-owned land, east of the Hooker School Building, has been used by the legion since the 1960’s.

“I’m hoping that everybody will just cool down for a minute and try to work together, so that the legionians have a good place to park and the senior center gets built on schedule,” said Andy Morris-Friedman chairman of the Community Preservation Act Committee.

Residents approved two multi-million dollar projects; the senior center project & a brand-new library, during special elections in November. 

The American Legion is asking town officials to rescind the vote. 

22News is following this story and we’ll bring you any updates as soon we receive them. 

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