Question: What's going on with that house next to the East Street Farm Stand? There seems to be a lot of activity there lately. Who owns it?
Answer: The house in question is actually part of a much larger parcel of land at the junction of Livingston and East Streets (460 East St.), all of which is owned by the State of Massachusetts. This includes the land that the East Street Farm Stand and its fields sit on.
As for the house and the activity that the reader asked about, it has recently opened as Leroy's Lodge. It is a sober house group home for men, overseen by the State Department of Mental Health and is privately managed by a man with Tewksbury roots.
According to Fire Chief Mike Hazel, Leroy's Lodge has a maximum capacity of 16-18 residents.