Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm

Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm v. Town of Henniker Goes to Court

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2013
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We’ve written a few posts about the Henniker, New Hampshire ZBA going after Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (here, here, here, here, and here).  Well, we’re back. Forster’s has taken their fight for RSA 31:24a, which clearly provides for the activity the Henniker Board denied, to Merrimack County Court.  It is a fight for all of […]

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Henniker ZBA says Screw RSA 21:34a

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2013

The Henniker ZBA has decided that state law does not apply to that particular bit of Henniker known as Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm. From Steve Forster: … We lost our argument on RSA 21:34a and Agritourism last night.. We plan to appeal and more than likely, on to a higher court.. The town still does […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (Again!) [Updated][Bumped]

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

(Originally posted yesterday morning 2-6-2013- but it’s important, and the meeting is tonight.) The next Henniker zoning board meeting (Noooo-body expects the Spanish Inquisition) is this Thursday (tonight) at 7pm, and Steve Forster will once more be brought before the local arsitocray on the matter of the proper use of his property. Forster’s Christams Tree […]

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Henniker New Hampshire’s Local Aristocracy Wants What They Want

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2013

Back in November we reported that despite meeting all the legal requirements the town of Henniker had cited Stephen Forster of Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm with the illegal use of his property. Typically, when such nonsense erupts it is to either punish a landowner for some perceived slight, or to help an abutter (or the town) […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2012

The Town of Henniker has cited Stephen Forster (Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm) with illegal use of his property. But State law provides that Mr. Forster may use his property for Agri-tourism,  also known as “agriculture,” a legitimate use of the land. Henniker has apparently acknowledged this but will not rescind its citation unless they are […]

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