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Ice-cream spot hits rocky (shutdown by armed Environmental police officers)
Lowell Sun ^ | 5/16/12 | Chris Camire

Posted on 05/17/2012 1:08:17 PM PDT by KansasGirl

CARLISLE -- Looking to hit the spot with a savory ice cream at Great Brook Farm State Park this week?

You may be out of luck.

The park's popular ice-cream stand was unexpectedly shut down by state officials over the weekend, after the stand's operator made building improvements at the site without getting permission first.

Mark Duffy, who has operated the dairy farm at the state-owned park for 26 years and has a lease with the state to run the stand, said armed Environmental Police officers showed up at stand on Friday evening and stood guard throughout the weekend, turning away customers craving delectable sundaes and frappes.

To make matters worse, said Duffy, the shutdown happened right before the sunny Mother's Day weekend.

Edward Lambert, commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, said the stand was closed after it was discovered construction had been done without local or state permits. The work, which expanded the stand, included construction on a barn built in 1910 that is adjacent to the stand, he said.

I'm here and the purpose of having me here is to improve the facility and operate a commercial dairy farm," said Duffy, 57, who lives on the farm with his wife. "I make improvements every single day and have for 26 years."

Calls to George Mansfield, the administrator of the Carlisle Planning Board, were not returned regarding local permits.

Lambert said it is not known when the stand will reopen.

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There are 13 high-school and college students who work at the stand who are now without jobs, said Duffy...

The building improvements in question were made to create an area to show an instructional video produced by the Massachusetts dairy industry, said Duffy.

(Excerpt) Read more at lowellsun.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epaoutofcontrol; icecreamstand; mass; massachusetts; tyranny
What is an "Environmental Police officer?"
1 posted on 05/17/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxTNZUhesZk

The Green Police


2 posted on 05/17/2012 1:23:41 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: KansasGirl
Ice-cream spot hits rocky(shutdown by armed Environmental police officers)

I sure hope Rocky is ok.

3 posted on 05/17/2012 1:26:00 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: KansasGirl

Which Rocky, the one with Bullwinkle or the one with Adrian?


4 posted on 05/17/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: KansasGirl

Somebody needed some overtime. Send in the armed environmental Nazis.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: KansasGirl

The fact that they are carrying guns pretty much proves they know they are the bad guys.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by microgood
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To: 1raider1

“Which Rocky, the one with Bullwinkle”

“Eet vas moose and squirrel!”


7 posted on 05/17/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KansasGirl

“What is an “Environmental Police officer?””

A Trout Trooper.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: KansasGirl

Planning and building inspectors don’t have anything to do these years except sit in their offices to plot and scheme the next atrocity. You must continue to pay them, though, to keep evil private business from happening.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: KansasGirl

“What is an “Environmental Police officer?””

Some politicians relative with a badge and gun which makes them an extremely dangerous JOKE!


10 posted on 05/17/2012 3:14:18 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: KansasGirl

Now, what if this ice cream stand invited an engine that would run on ICE CREAM....do you think ZERO would INVEST in that GREEN ENERGY? :)


11 posted on 05/17/2012 3:29:19 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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