Woman Organizes Group To Save Ashland Mill Buildings; Rally Scheduled For March 19

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ASHLAND – In response to an effort by Ashland town government and a developer to bring a large housing project to the historic downtown Mill Building site, long-time Ashland resident Helen Nickole established the civic group “Save the Mill Buildings.”

After spending many days admiring the historic granite icons from a local eatery across the street, she garnered an even greater appreciation of the architectural and historical significance of the 100+ year old
buildings and decided to take action to see if their impending removal could be reversed.

Nickole first turned to social media and created a Facebook page (Save the Mill Buildings). Her initiative has been greeted with enthusiasm as members concerned with the plight of the magnificent and unique buildings continue to increase. The Facebook page has brought not only new participants but also suggestions for engagement to both the community at large and the Town government. Successful efforts have led to an education session with Ashland Conservation Commission about the wetland laws that may impact development on the site and a yet-to-be scheduled public forum about downtown zoning with the Ashland Planning Board.

“I lobbied for governmental forums to ensure that group members will be fully informed about the
complicated municipal issues that effect this historic site,” said Nickole.

Upcoming Event

On Saturday March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, Save the Mill Buildings will hold an in-person “meet and greet” event for all Save the Mill Buildings members.

At 11 a.m. a “Flash Mob” group photo will be taken in front of the Mill Buildings. People are encouraged to bring inspiring signs/posters to save the mill buildings and show support for the 37 businesses headquartered there.

Meet at Mill Pond Park (parking along Main Street and in the town lot behind Town Hall or Public Lot across from Library).

People who can’t make the group photo at 11 a.m. are encouraged to take a photo during the event or send a picture of you with your sign to savethemillbuildings@gmail.com for posting on the Facebook page.


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