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New youth sports site an adult team project

The first pitch of the last season of youth baseball at historic Hedlin’s Ballfield has yet to be thrown, but game plans are already being developed for next year.

At least in terms of securing a new sports venue in 2022.

Spring practices have begun much as they have this time of year going back decades, but now prospective building lots for a planned new residential development are staked out behind the ballfield’s backstop and parallel to its first base line.

These are subtle signs that the nearly two-acre Maple Avenue site is soon to be converted to 10 homes and a 24,000 square-foot park.



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