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February 14, 2013

Ceremony marks Bancroft milestone

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That’s when the $5.7 million raised by Special Town Meeting on Monday will start going to work.

Once the building is air-tight, that’s “when we’re able to really, in earnest, begin the finishes inside the building — your paint, your drywall, your finished flooring, mill work,” Endicott said. “Those are some of the contracts that haven’t been awarded for, obviously, budget constraints. Now we’re in a position where we can move forward with those.”

The gym is being built so that the portion of the beam signed by community members will face and be visible to those in the gym for the life of the building, according to Endicott.

“Usually, it gets buried and is somewhere you’ll never see it,” he said. “[The beam at Bancroft] will remain in place as a memorial to this event long after the building is complete and they’re using it.”

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