GRAFTON, Mass.--The trial date for the Grafton & Upton Railroad has been delayed one day to Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The office of the town administrator for Grafton made the announcement in a press release issued at 11:43 a.m. Friday.
Six days have been blocked off for the trial, which is now set to begin 9 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Worcester.
Kevin Mizikar, the assistant town administrator said Judge Timothy Hillman made the call to delay one day but did not know the reason why.
The trial is centered around whether Jon Delli Prioscoli, the owner of the railroad, is entitled to pre-emption rights to build a propane transfer station at 42 Westborough Road, North Grafton.
Grafton said the railroad was not when the town issued a cease-and-desist order in December after Delli Priscoli announced during a selectmen meeting that the first of four 120-foot propane tanks was set to be delivered the next day.
Delli Priscoli has argued he was following all federal safety regulations and would not allow any propane to be delivered until the site passed fire safety and environmental inspections, both nationally and locally.
Details will be posted on The Grafton Daily Voice when they become available.