Barre Mayor To Buy Times Argus Building

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In Barre, the Times Argus newspaper plans to sell its building to a company owned by the city’s mayor.

Publisher R-John Mitchell says in a story posted to the newspaper’s Web site that a purchase and sale agreement has been signed.

It would be purchased by a company owned by Thom and Karen Lauzon. Thom Lauzon is Barre’s mayor.

The building was listed for sale at $895,000 but the sale price wasn’t disclosed. The sale is contingent on an inspection of the building.

Mitchell says the Times Argus is now looking for a downtown location for its news operation, which won’t be affected by the sale.

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