After months of aggressive lobbying by Benderson Development (developer in favor) and the Fairways Group (neighborhood residents against) regarding the proposed Amherst Town Centre development, the Town Board voted 4-3 Monday to give the project the green light.
Hundreds of people showed up in Sweet Home High School to voice their support or opposition. Sixty people spoke, but it seemed everyone else found their voice in cheers and boos reminiscent of a boxing match.
Monday's meeting seemed, at times, like a big, verbal brawl, with project supporters ultimately coming out on top. Opponents warn, however, that the fight's not over. Lawyers will be donning the gloves next.
Did the Town Board do the right thing in approving the project, or are opponents doing the right thing in continuing to fight it?
-- Sandra Tan