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New Scotland draws up moratorium

Former Assemblyman Bob Prentiss made his second public appearance at a New Scotland meeting to weigh in on the matter.

"I agree with the hundreds of people who turned out en masse at the April 2 workshop to express to the Town Board of New Scotland the wisdom and need for an immediate moratorium on commercial development so that the town's zoning laws and regulations can be updated to comply with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and better reflect what residents want," said Prentiss.

Town Attorney Michael Mackey said that Sphere developers couldn't talk about how close they were to closing the deal on the property because they said it was "subject to a confidentiality agreement."

He also said the town doesn't typically deal with developments of this size, which would max out at 500,000 square feet, according to developers.

"We don't have any great deal of experience with this type of development because of our location here in New Scotland," Mackey said.""

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