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Board also discusses safety concerns about Rt. 9 closure, among other things

— The DOT’s policy is to use only state and sometimes county roads for detours.

“But they understand our concern,” Douglas. “Their detour route now is John Fountain Road. They have changed all their signage, all their detour maps. They’ve sent it to the media. They’ve been in contact with all emergency personnel.”

Douglas also said that in his experience, DOT adds extra days to their project’s schedule in case of contingencies. So he thought the work would be completed in a shorter amount of time than the currently planned 18 days.

•Douglas said the town’s food pantry supply drive has been going really well.

“We were getting very, very low,” the supervisor said. “You would not believe the food that’s come in the last few days.”

•A resolution was passed to allow the supervisor to work with the help of the Essex County Planning Office to apply for a $400,000 parks and recreation grant to upgrade the youth facilities in the Grove.

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