Halifax: Gun range could be located near ballfields

A public forum on a proposed police gun range that would be located near baseball fields on town-owned land in Halifax at the north end of Lingan Street is Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Town Hall.

Police Chief Ted Broderick says having the gun range in town would replace the cost of providing training at other gun ranges.

Town Administrator Charlie Seelig noted that the gun range would be located in what he described as a natural depression on the property that would make it very difficult for a bullet to go astray.

In addition, he said the gun range could only be used by the police and would have limited hours of operation.

There is also talk of creating a warning system to let residents know when the gun range is being used, and that there would be no conflict between activities going on at the gun range and games at the ballfields.

 

 

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.