Excellent save by the town! There is a farmers field right around the corner from me (about 300 yards from Meriam's corner historic site) that the farmer wants to sell to a developer. The town has right of first refusal but of course doesn't have the money to buy all
of the land that comes up for sale in town (farmland I mean). So there may be another 25 house development near Meriam's corner in another couple of years!