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Old town hall to get makeover

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 5, 2007 09:53 AM

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Old Town Hall, new life
(Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)

BERLIN

A $35,000 state grant will help the town complete its renovations to the 1870 Town Hall, a once vacant building now used as an arts and community center.

State Representative Stephen LeDuc (D-Marlborough) helped the town secure the funds, which must be spent by the end of fiscal 2007 on June 30, said Walter Bickford, the volunteer renovation coordinator. Once the work is complete the town must submit the state a report detailing how the money was spent.

The list of upgrades includes repairing and painting the exterior, adding a handicapped ramp, replacing the restrooms and installing kitchen cabinets, Bickford said. Volunteers will be tapped to help complete the work.

A grand opening of the building, which was open for use in January, is planned for late September.

- Jennifer Rosinski

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