Kingston: Town Meeting Rejects Proposal to Ban Pot Shops in Town

When the people of Kingston built ships that sailed around the world, they built them in a shipyard on the Jones River. One of the shipwright families, the Drews, resided in a house adjacent to the yard. The Jones River Landing, a public charity, now occupies the shipyard. It wants to add the Stephen Drew house to its campus. It will spend $475,000 to buy the property and up to $100,000 to restore it. If it uses community preservation funds, the house must be historically preserved. So, Thursday night, the Landing asked Kingston Town Meeting for $125,000 of CPA money.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson has this report:



Kingston Town Meeting continues to buck the trends. While many South Shore towns have adopted bylaws to prohibit legal sales of marijuana, Thursday night Kingston rejected a proposed prohibition. A zoning change to ban pot shops failed to get the needed two-thirds majority. And an amendment to a proposed general bylaw ban eliminating the prohibition passed overwhelmingly.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson has this report:



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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.