Board eyes land for future growth

A large piece of property abutting the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School may be available, and members of the School Board are talking with people concerned with the idea of a purchase for future expansion.

“I have talked to (real estate agent) Sam Proctor,” board Chairman Gretchen Dunn said Wednesday at the board’s regular meeting. “He will get an approximate cost for the land.”

She said she had invited Proctor to meet with the board at a future meeting.

“We need to know if there should be a warrant article, find out if we can purchase it over several years or buy only part of it,” she said.

She noted, “There could be a hundred houses on it, and then we would really need it and wouldn’t have it,” and added, “Townspeople need to be aware of this. This is exciting, preparing for the future.”

At the same meeting, Principal Trevor Ebel said the school population is up to 386, with 259 in the high school. “We are talking about moving up to Class M” for sports programs, he said.