Monday, August 3, 2009

Green School Saved

Lincoln Andrews who is heading up the effort to preserve the Green School has sent out the message: "The Green School has been Saved."

Soil contamination which resulted from a leaky oil tank was cleaned up in five hours (at the expense of the town) with no structural damage to the school building. While the building remains in relatively sound structural condition, one corner required rebuilding at a cost of $3,500 and will need further structural work at an additional cost of $3,500. The work will be funded through donations towards the preservation effort. The structural work was postponed until it was certain that the soil remediation would not cause irreparable damage to the school. Additional structural work is planned at an additional cost of $6,000

Mr. Andrews plans on making a presentation before the Board of Selectmen on August 10 to provide an update on the progress to date.
Tax-deductible donations are still needed and are being collected by the Middleborough Rotary Club. To contribute, please mail a check in any amount and made payable to: "Middleboro Rotary". Please notate "Green School Preservation" on the memo line in order to direct your contribution to the preservation of the school. Checks may be mailed directly to Lincoln Andrews, 28 Sachem Street, Middleborough, MA, 02346. For more information, please call 508-947-7071 or email Lincoln at
Green School students, photograph, c. 1906.


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