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A Ground Breaking Ceremony for the New School

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Left to Right - State Senator Geoffrey Diehl, State Senator John F. Keenan, School Superintendent, Peter Schafer, Mass School Building Authority Exec. Director, Jack McCarthy and School Building Committee Chairman Richard Testa

Marc Vento, Staff Writer

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All the main players came together to formally kick off construction for the new school building at a ground breaking ceremony held at the construction site (formerly AHS athletic fields) on Monday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. included the School Building Committee, the School Committee, the Board of Selectman, the project architects (Ai3 Architects LLC), the project manager (Knight, Bagge & Anderson, Inc.) and the general contractor (Brait Builders Corporation).

Featured speakers were Richard Testa – Chairperson of the School Building Committee,  Ellen Killian – Chairperson of the School Committee, John F. Keenan – State Senator, Geoffrey Diehl – State Representative, Jack McCarthy – Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority and Peter Schafer – Superintendent of Schools.

A few from the high school and Frolio Middle School were also in attendance (and helped with the shoveling). Junior Leah Alessi sang the national anthem.

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