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En Passant: 51 Fahey Doubles to Become Triples

Despite frantic efforts to flee in another direction, scoops just keep falling into my lap. On Thursday last week, at a session in which the Asch family requested a permanent special exception for its flock of egg-laying chickens, the College also went before the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) to ask permission to convert 51 existing double rooms in the new Fahey dorm on Tuck Mall into triples.

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The College’s representatives noted that an objection to the expansion in the number of students in Fahey had been lodged by none other than Town of Hanover Chief of Police Chief Nick Giaccone, who claims that he needs time to understand the law enforcement impact of such an increase in housing density.

Of course, this dorm change would not increase the number of undergraduate students in Hanover beyond numbers that the College has reached in the past, as was noted at the hearing. The request by the Chief just seems to be a bit of petulant pushback; Giaccone has felt (and succumbed to) pressure from various parties over the past few months on the alcohol issue and he is obviously none too happy about it.


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