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Police Department firearms training this year will take place in a mobile firing range unit — a trailer — parked at the police station, rather than on a problematic firing range on Clinton-owned land in Lancaster long complained about by neighbors.

Selectmen tonight, with some disagreement, voted to add $6,000 to the police budget for next year for the trailer. Selectman James J. LeBlanc pointed out that using a trailer saves overtime pay because officers would remain in town, and, at $3,000 per visit, it allows for two trainings a year. Mr. LeBlanc said shotgun and handgun training is included.

The town has a pending lawsuit against Lancaster for ordering police to stop training at the range. Police and recreational shooting was halted several years ago by the then-Lancaster zoning agent. A second lawsuit is pending against Lancaster by the Clinton Fish and Game Protective Association, which holds a lease on the land.

Read the rest of Karen Nugent’s article Telegram.com.

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