WOODBRIDGE - On Jan. 12, a Special Town Meeting was held to determine if the town should purchase a conservation easement on the Hitchcock property on Center Road. Over 138 people attended. The property is of considerable interest because of its location and historic nature.
The 6.41 acre parcel at the corner of Pease and Center Roads, hosts an 1820's farmhouse surrounded by vestiges of the former farm. The future of the property has been uncertain since the death of the former owner, Helen Hitchcock. Joanne D'Angelo, town attorney, crafted a proposal to preserve the property, with contributions from the Trust for Public Land, the Woodbridge and Amity Historical Association and the Woodbridge Park Association. The result was a resolution to purchase a "conservation and historic preservation" easement for $300,000.