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Growing Support for Agricultural and Equestrian Center

A growing number of Sturbridge residents have been showing support for a proposed Agricultural and Equestrian Center as the town prepares for a vote on an Overlay District that would allow for it. With more information about the benefits to the town, residents are increasingly enthusiastic about the opportunity for a new recreation and entertainment complex that would provide amenities …

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Agricultural and Equestrian Center to be a Resource for Seniors

One of the greatest measures of a town is how well it values, serves, and provides for its seniors. In this regard, Sturbridge with its natural resources and connection with history offers a wide range of opportunities for older adults. The proposed Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian center was designed with this in mind. Sturbridge has a strong legacy of promoting …

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Agricultural and Equestrian Center to Feature Athletic Fields

The six-year-old stands ready with bat slung over shoulder, helmet firmly in place. The ball flies toward home base and the child swings as if it’s the bottom of the ninth in the World Series. Maybe the ball makes it to the outfield, more likely it lands halfway to the pitcher. What matters most is playing the game. Whether it’s …

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed Overlay District

On October 28, residents will be asked to approve a proposed Agricultural Entertainment Overlay District that would allow for the development of the Sturbridge Agricultural & Equestrian Center. This multi-use recreational complex would provide numerous amenities for the town. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Overlay District and the project. What is the Agricultural Entertainment …

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Putting Sturbridge Residents in Charge of Their Town’s Future

The Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center is envisioned as a state-of-the-art, green complex featuring athletic fields, farming programs, festival facilities, and an innovative racetrack for horses. The athletic fields would include a community pavilion, restrooms, and a snack bar open to all ages. On a Saturday, play could kick off in the morning with the youngest youth soccer games and …