School’s land may be subdivided

WILTON – A plan presented by Pine Hill Waldorf School to subdivide several acres from its Pine Hill Drive site and lease the land to a Center for Anthroposophy has moved forward. On Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a special exception allowing the building and operation of an administration and teacher training facility, as allowed under town ordinances for residential districts.

The site plan was to have been reviewed by the Planning Board on Wednesday, but school officials asked for a continuance to Jan. 19. David Healey said there were still some corrections to be made to the curb cut on Abbott Hill Road, and the fire chief has asked for some modifications to access lanes.

Anthroposophy is defined as a system of mystical beliefs derived from theosophy, which is a religious speculation dealing with mystical aspects of God. The doctrines of theosophy incorporate aspects of Buddhism and Brahmanism.

The center would begin as a teacher and training center and could, at a later date, include dormitories.

Photo studio gets OK from boards

Ken and Shari Smith of Intervale Road have been given permission to operate a wedding and portrait photography studio as a home occupation. The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the plan Tuesday, adding a restriction that no darkroom or developing chemicals be on the site, and client visits are by appointment only, and limited to 10 visits per week.

On Wednesday, Ken Smith told the Planning Board that darkrooms are “archaic; no one does that any more,” and if necessary, he has access to the darkroom at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School.

He said all of his business is by appointment. He added he plans to have high school interns, as part of the School to Careers Program.

The Planning Board approved the plan.