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Senior Center Proposal Reduced In Size, Cost

The Chester Build­ing Committee proposed a 5,000-square-foot senior center to architect John Caitlin late last week. According to Board of Selectmen Chairman Dan Galante, the original proposal was 6,500 square feet, just two weeks ago. Caitlin will go before the Building Committee on Friday with a revised floor plan for the senior center and a draft program for the public safety/fire complex.

Residents Will See Restored Services

After several years of budget cuts, the town is starting to restore services and a handful of positions that had been trimmed back in previous years. “We are markedly better positioned than most communities in the Commonwealth and are in fact in the rebuilding process,” said Town Manager James Kreidler in his budget memorandum “We’re on the way back up.”

Nеw Undеrgrоund Fuеl Tаnk Rеgulаtіоns tо Tаkе Еffеct

Thеrеsа Lаngdоn, thе drіvеr bеhіnd thе nеw undеrgrоund оіl stоrаgе tаnk rеgulаtіоns, hаs nеvеr bееn vеry іnvоlvеd іn tоwn pоlіtіcs. Іn fаct, shе hаsn’t аttеndеd а Tоwn Mееtіng іn yеаrs. “І usеd tо gо untіl thеy gоt tоо dіsruptіvе,” shе sаіd. Hоwеvеr, frоm hеr frоnt rоw sеаt аt Mоndаy’s Аnnuаl Tоwn Mееtіng, shе wаtchеd аs а nеw undеrgrоund stоrаgе tаnk rеgulаtіоn shе spеnt mоnths crеаtіng wаs аpprоvеd by rеsіdеnts.

Church Celebrating 75 Years

The Mission Covenant Church has been around for 75 years and has been changing ever since. According to Rev.Jeffery Black and Ken Johnson, Trustee and lifelong member of the church, the building was originally built in 1940 after Mission Covenant bible studies were conducted in private homes in town for a few years. Around 1965, the church was already running out of space and raised what was the first floor and built a new first floor below it.

One Company Shows Interest in Town Police Station

LUMBERTON — Only one company submitted a bid to become the design engineer for the town’s new police station located on Central Street, according to Town Manager James Kreidler. Jacunski Humes Architects,  LLC of Berlin was the sole company to submit their qualifications to the town in time. Mr. Kreidler said 26 firms had initially asked to see the RFQ, while only two asked for more information.

Pipeline group organizing actions

KIMBALL – The Kimball Pipeline Action Group met Thursday evening to a packed room at the Millers River Environmental Center to further organize and present updates on the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project.

Maple Lake Rail Relics Off to New Sites

The dismantling of a grand vision that never fully materialized has been evident to drivers on Highway 55 between Waverly and Maple Lake over the past several weeks. Crews have been busy removing historic steam engines, train cars of various types and other railroad equipment from the property formerly owned by Donald Lind, who passed away at 77 in November of 2013.

Academy for Success to Expand to Middle School

When Steven Haddad first opened the doors to Murdock Academy for Success last September, the School Committee told him to start small. “They said, ‘if you have one success story by the end of the year, we will consider the school a success,’” said Mr. Haddad.

Kimball to Pursue Block Grant Funding

KIMBALL – The selectboard met Wednesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting, and beforehand hosted a public information session regarding an update of the town’s community development strategy.

Hudson Will Bring Feasibility Study Request to Voters

HUDSON – The Elementary School Building Committee met Monday to determine how to move forward after the narrow defeat of a request to fund a feasibility study. As Chairman Patrick Davis noted Hudson is the first town ever to vote down funding for such a feasibility study.