Son Takes Father's Place On Sandwich Planning Board

New faces will be appearing on two elected boards in Sandwich in the coming months.

Scott A. Torrey of Torrey Road will serve on the planning board, while Mary E. Foley will serve on the historic district committee.

At the August 21 meeting of the Sandwich Board of Selectmen, the board voted 4-0 to name Scott A. Torrey to fill a vacancy left on the planning board by the resignation of his father, Stanley A. Torrey.

The planning board previously voted to place Scott Torrey in his father’s seat. State law requires both the planning board and the board of selectmen to sign off on the appointment.


Planning board chairman William Burbank said Scott Torrey’s background as a builder will add value to the board’s deliberations.

Mr. Torrey’s term will conclude at next May’s annual town election. His father had been elected in May 2012.

The selectmen also voted 4-0 to name Ms. Foley, who lives on Grove Street, to the historic district committee. Ms. Foley will serve through December 31.

She will replace Barbara Shaner, who was elected to the board in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. Last year, Ms. Shaner served as the board’s chairman.

Ms. Foley said working to preserve her own historic home, which dates from 1825 and had been the law office of Seth Nye, spurred a general interest in historic preservation. 

Historic district residents in Sandwich will vote this November to fill the seat starting in January 2015. The district covers Sandwich north of the Mid-Cape Highway.


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