Rockingham To Vote Again On School Renovation

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(Host) Residents of Rockingham will head to the polls next Tuesday to vote for a second time on a $10.5 million renovation to the aging Bellows Falls Middle School.

The same proposal was defeated by a four vote margin on town meeting day last March.

Opponents say the town would be better served by investing in a new building.

But assistant superintendant Chris Kibbe says renovating the 85-year old school is the cheapest option.

(Kibbe)  "Building a new building somewhere else is going to be more expensive-or is going to be so undersized compared to what we have here to get it to be less expensive as to really reduce the options that we have."

(Host) If the measure passes, school officials say they hope to take advantage of school construction bonds funded by federal stimulus money.

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