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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders entered into an agreement to purchase for preservation 9.74 acres of environmentally sensitive land in South Plainfield at its meeting last night.

The freeholders authorized an agreement to purchase the land, known as the Adams Farm, from A. Ferraro Construction LLC, which was under contract to purchase land from its original owner and had preliminary approvals for 16 residential lots. The agreed upon price is $2,450,000, based on three appraisals.

The land is located within the environmentally sensitive Dismal Swamp, a significant natural area that is home to wildlife and many species of plants. Preserving it would provide flood protection and public access to the area.

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