BALLSTON: Board hears drugstore plans

"It's up to Rite-Aid to argue this, but I expect it to go through without bias," said Gina Rossi Marozzi. "I was at the meeting where the plan was presented, and there were a few side comments that weren't necessary, but the board handled it OK."

Marozzi, however, said the project shouldn't take nearly as long as even six months to receive approval and begin work.

"That's way out of line," Marozzi said.

Doyle said many preliminary steps must be taken before the board makes its decision to give the go-ahead, or the no-go sign to the commercial project.

"There is much work to be done," said Doyle. "There are design elements to work out. Right now, the signage didn't fit town guidelines. There's also exploratory research, such as engineering and traffic studies. There's a long way to go.""

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