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Letters: Benefit of Having Indian Hill Music Here Far Outweighs The Small Cost of Additional Traffic

To the Editor:

We are writing to express our strong support for the Indian Hill project on Old Ayer Road. We have lived in town for over 20 years, in close proximity to the proposed project. We are also long time supporters of Indian Hill and its mission, and know well the character and integrity of its leadership team and board of directors.

All of our children took lessons there, and we attend many of their concerts. More importantly, we have seen the other programs Indian Hill offers in giving back to the communities they serve, from running music programs in local school systems, hosting musical public lunch series, performing at senior centers, and having their “Threshold Singers” sing for the seriously ill.

Indian Hill is a first class organization; their vision for this new site will propel it to be a regionally and nationally renowned music education and performance center. Living around the corner from the site, we understand that some additional traffic will come with this project.

However, the benefits to our town of having this inspiring organization and world-class facility far outweigh the small cost of additional traffic. Further, we know the Indian Hill team is strongly committed to “doing this project right” while addressing the legitimate concerns of abutters, neighbors and our broader Groton community.

We also both care deeply about maintaining the agricultural and rural feel of Groton. The Indian Hill team has done a wonderful job of improving the APR land across the street from their proposed site and enhancing the views and hiking of the abutting Groton Conservation Trust Bates/Blackman land. Their proposed project has been thoughtfully designed to blend into the bucolic settings along Old Ayer Road.

Put simply, this project enhances the special nature of Groton. The Indian Hill team are dedicated, conscientious people who will be great neighbors.

We enthusiastically support this project.

Ted Lapres
Connie Keeran
Farmers Row

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