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September 04. 2013 12:28PM

Bethlehem board sees limited powers over Dalton drag strip

BETHLEHEM — Last Wednesday the planning board approved a motion to request a change in use application for the proposed Dalton drag strip. Douglas Drive, the primary access to the site, starts in Bethlehem at Route 116. This, the board concluded, provides limited jurisdiction for town review of possible road impact.

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