2015-01-08 / Front Page

An Era Coming to a Close



A steady stream of longtime customers has been stopping by Coffey’s service station at the intersection of Touro and Spring streets as owner Neill Coffey readies to close up shop by the end of the month. The gas station sits atop the freshwater spring that served as the lifeblood of the early colony. A local committee has plans in the works to purchase the land, and long-term goals are to turn the area into an open space that both embraces the historic significance of the site and improves pedestrian and vehicular safety. Public input will be sought to identify what best serves that ideal. Pictured: Rebecca McSweeney, chair of the Zoning Board of Review, bids farewell to Neill Coffey. (Photo by Jack Kelly) A steady stream of longtime customers has been stopping by Coffey’s service station at the intersection of Touro and Spring streets as owner Neill Coffey readies to close up shop by the end of the month. The gas station sits atop the freshwater spring that served as the lifeblood of the early colony. A local committee has plans in the works to purchase the land, and long-term goals are to turn the area into an open space that both embraces the historic significance of the site and improves pedestrian and vehicular safety. Public input will be sought to identify what best serves that ideal. Pictured: Rebecca McSweeney, chair of the Zoning Board of Review, bids farewell to Neill Coffey. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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