- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In a story July 6 about the sale of land by a Massachusetts school, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the Recorder in Greenfield, reported erroneously that Northfield Mount Hermon School plans to sell its central campus. School officials say there are no plans to sell the central campus.

A corrected version of the story is below:

1,300 acres of land to become part of state forest

A Massachusetts state forest will gain nearly 1,300 acres of land as part of a $2.5 million sale with a college preparatory school

NORTHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts state forest will gain nearly 1,300 acres of land as part of a $2.5 million sale with a college preparatory school.

The Recorder in Greenfield reports (https://bit.ly/29hQmpQ) the Northfield Mount Hermon School sold the land to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation on Tuesday after consolidating its operations to its Gill campus.

The land will become part of Northfield State Forest.

The Trust for Public Land, which facilitates and funds the creation of parks and protected lands, says it’s rare for that much land to be conserved in smaller states.

The group says wildlife will benefit, and the sale will help ease the effects of climate change.

The school plans to sell more land, including more than 300 acres around a Northfield reservoir.

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