The question of what to do with Old Two Rod Highway — abandonment or not — is more than theoretical. There are 12 parcels of land that would be affected, two of which are owned by the town.
The matter of what to do with the road has been percolating for years, but it is on the front burner now following a state judges’s finding that the road — which is little more than a wide pathway through the woods — is a legitimate right-of-way. The finding came about as a result of a lawsuit brought by developer Christopher Montanaro, who owns land along the road. The finding also opened the door for owners of property along Old Two Rod Highway to develop their land if they wish.