July 2013 - Town Administrator Jim Smith said at the selectmen’s July 16 meeting he and Town Planner Jen Hager met with Art Allen of Eco Tech to discuss the next phase of the development of Shaw Farm. Smith said it was decided to focus on Shaw Lane as well as the parking lot. He said there are also plans to eliminate the house on the property. The town is in the process of hiring a firm to complete the design of the Shaw Lane and the parking lot.
Smith said Fire Chief Matt Belsito has asked about doing a “controlled burn” on the house so the fire department can practice. Smith said the plan is to wait a couple of years and let the debt roll off before looking at things like the track and the highway department facility.
October 2007 - The Town of Sutton closed the sale on the purchase of the 133 acre Shaw Farm located on Shaw Lane off of Putnam Hill Road. The purchase of the Shaw Farm for $4.5 million dollars was completed after a lengthy process involving a Proposition 2 ½ debt exclusion vote at Town meeting and the Town election in May 2007.