Uproar Over Homeless Shelter in Easton

May 14, 2014

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It was standing room only at the Easton Board of Appeals yesterday as the public weighed in over a proposal to exempt a bed and breakfast on Goldsborough Street for a homeless shelter.

Opponents of the Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s proposed site were worried about the impact on their properties.

But its executive director Julie Lowe told the board that despite opposition from some neighbors and businesses Easton’s Promise is the best location to help people to get back on their feet.

She said she understood the concerns over the impact on property prices but cited the example of another homeless shelter Keith Camp whose neighborhood never even knew there was a homeless shelter.

The Appeals Board decided to put off a decision for some future date after the long four hours of public debate.