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Re: [OM] The "Summer Barn"

Subject: Re: [OM] The "Summer Barn"
From: Mike Gordon via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2021 23:44:23 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx

You got the scoop on Asbury Grove which is walking distance from our house and 
the barn but not the scoop on Devon Glen.

As an aside, I have a bone to pick with Asbury Grove as they still have some 
oddball deal with the town and barely pay property taxes.  I don't care if they 
are Methodists or lapsed Druids, don't leave us with the tab to educate your 
kids and not pay taxes.
The saying goes in Hamilton that people buy for the schools and educate and 
vacate and leave the long term residents  (yours truly included) with the tab 
for all the overrides.

The whole HUGE estate  (Devon Glen) where we board Carla was owned by John 
Donovan, retired full professor at MIT, CEO of Cambridge Technology Group.  He 
helped develop the birth defects info system for Tufts and contributed to 
opened space preservation in Hamilton with  ECTA--Essex County Trail Assoc.     
His wife Linda led the Hill Toppers with the  Myopia Hunt  (oldest hunt  in US) 
and Marnie has ridden with her.  I met them both a few times at some  Hunt  
things  (a scent is dragged, no foxes are harmed).  I've ridden on those trails 
but never Hunted.  Marnie has ridden in the famous Thanksgiving Hunt.   We were 
never members but one can pay a "capping fee."  In olden times it used to be 
silver dropped in the Hunt's secretary's Hunt cap. 

There is a looong sordid story about what happened to Professor John Donovan.   
That is the scoop you missed.  He has his own Wikipedia page:


Salem news account:


He used to live in the Big House on the estate now owned by "Mr. Bottomley."   
JD now lives in a one bedroom apartment above the barn. 

Wrong scoop, Mike
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