2023 Gertrude Spaulding Award: Laurel Perkins


Congratulations to this year’s Gertrude Spaulding award winner, Laurel Perkins, who has been a member of FOLQ’s Col. Connelly Park Committee. In particular, Laurel’s incredibly hard work on the program to install memorial bricks around the Connelly Park Flagpole has made a lasting impression on our Lake and our organization. Thank you, Laurel! Learn more about the Bricks by the...

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Annual Business Meeting June 1, 2022


On Wednesday June 1, 2022, the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt Board of Directors welcomed members, guests and local and state politicians to their . It was held at Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham MA. and marked their first annual meeting in two years with in-person attendees. President Margaret Coppe welcomed all to a delightful cocktail hour and dinner before...

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FOLQ’s Lake Development Position


Dear Friends and Supporters, On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes filed a site plan and application for a mixed-use residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (the old American Mutual building) with the Zoning Board of Appeals. Included in that filing is a letter stating that amendments will soon be added that incorporate important elements for lake protection,...

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FOLQ’s Lake Development Position Explained


Dear Friends and Supporters, The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, faced with a proposed large residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (old American Mutual building,) have engaged the public recently with a citizen petition, town wide signs and an initiative to sponsor zoning changes preventing or limiting the size of residential development intended for the November 2020 Town Meeting. We were...

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Planning Board Hearing Again Continued


Dear Members and Supporters The November 17th Planning Board hearing on the FOLQ zoning change articles has been continued. Progress was made on understanding the articles language and their intent to limit the size of residential development in the Lakeside area. However, with other questions regarding possible conflicts with other zoning sections and dimensional requirements, the Board decided to continue...

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FOLQ Articles- Continued Planning Hearing


On Tuesday, November 17, the Planning Board hearing on the submitted FOLQ zoning articles will continue. We invite our members and friends to attend to stay informed and provide support. Use this link to the meeting:

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