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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 …

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Sturbridge Agricultural & Equestrian Center Files Application for License

The Sturbridge Agricultural & Equestrian Center (SAEC) submitted the first new application in decades to construct and operate a Thoroughbred racetrack with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission last Friday.   “The Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center is not your grandparents’ racetrack,” said Reed V. Hillman, Chair of the Sturbridge Racing Oversight Board. “It will be a safe, carbon neutral, digital, family …

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Planning Board Approves Overlay District

Tonight the Planning Board held a public hearing and vote on the proposed Agricultural Entertainment Overlay District (AEOD). The meeting was held at Burgess Elementary School. After listening to public comment, the Planning Board Voted 7-0 to approve AEOD. This was another important moment for the project. One step in the multi-step process for the creation of the Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center …