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Marathon Elementary School, Hopkinton - Steel Topping Off
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On Friday, May 19th at 11:00am on a beautiful spring day, a small group gathered at the location for the new Marathon Elementary School to celebrate the tradition of placing the last steel beam - "topping off" ceremony. The beam was signed by kindergarten and first grade students currently attending the Center School. 

Even with the town scrambling to add four more classrooms to the new $44 million Marathon Elementary School, the building remains on track to open for the 2018-2019 school year.

The two-story 88,700 square-foot school, under construction at 129 Hayden Rowe St. near EMC Park, hit another milestone Friday with construction workers installing the last steel beam. Crews also paved part of the parking lot and poured the second floor concrete earlier this week.

"Despite adding four classrooms midstream we are able to keep the original schedule," said Jeff D'Amico, senior project manager with the owner's project manager, Compass Project Management.

On Friday, town and school officials gathered to watch the last beam installed during a traditional "topping off" ceremony. The white beam featured the signatures of kindergarten and first-grade students at the Center School on Ash Street. The new building will replace Center School, built in 1927.

Excerpt from article in Metrowest Daily Times by Jonathan Phelps


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Foxborough Regional Charter School Update
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The Foxborough Regional Charter School broke ground in early April on their Elementary School Expansion/Renovation and New Gymnasium Project.  The School purchased an existing 80,000 sq ft office building adjacent to their current campus and are renovating the facility to expand their Elementary School program.  The adaptive reuse is coupled with a new gymnasium building and a connector road to link the existing K-12 school site, pictured. 

The project team, from left to right, including Tim Bonfatti (Compass President), Ed Lucy (FRCS Director of Operations), Mark Logan (FRCS Executive Director), Steve Agostini (Agostini Construction President), Susanna Girard (FRCS Board Secretary), Brian Heney (Ai3 Architects PM), Tony Pina (Compass PM) and Julie Allen (Agostini PM), has been on an aggressive schedule to be ready for the upcoming Fall 2017 opening.  Ai3 Architects began design in December 2016 and Agostini Construction came on board as Construction Managers in February 2017.  The team is looking forward to a productive summer, and the School is excited about the opportunity the acquisition of this building provides for its program. 

The Foxboro Regional Charter School opened its doors in 1998, and since, has continued to expand and grow from 500 students to its current enrollment of 1300.  This project represents another milestone in the success of their educational mission, and provides a chance for an additional 400 students to “Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead”.

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Alma del Mar Artistic Sculpture
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Alma del Mar Charter School retained an artist to create an attachment to the structural fin in front of the School. The sculpture captured the sunlight creating an array of colors. The project team coordinatored with the artist in receiving the sculpture.

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New Walpole Police Station Groundbreaking
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Walpole - May 12, 2017

Town officials, police, and citizens gathered at the large empty lot on Walpole's South Street to witness the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new police station. The ceremony marking the start of construction took place on Thursday evening, and attracted residents who live in close proximity to the site. Ten-year old Gavin McCarthy sported a homemade sign that read "Welcome to the neighborhood WPD!"

The project is estimated to take about a year, and the total cost is to be about $10 million, including new equipment.

Excerpt from Article published in Wickedlocal.com by Scott Calzolaio, Walpole Times Staff


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Norwood Town Hall, a Community Treasure
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In an article published in the May 2017 edition of The Muncipal, Norwood Town Hall is called a community treasure.

Restored to its former beauty
Norwood, Mass., Memorial Municipal Building, also called Norwood Town Hall, has been a beloved landmark ever since it was dedicated Nov. 11, 1928- the 10th anniversary of the armistice ending World War 1 - in honor of those killed in the war. The four-story building was constructed out of Weymouth, Mass., granite and had the good fortune of being completed prior to the Great Depression. Beyond its impressive granite facade, Norwood Town Hall features a 50-bell carillon tower, which houses the Walter F. Tilton Memorial Carillon, one of nine carillons in Massachusetts and the seventh largest in the United States.

Excerpt taken from article written by Sarah Wright

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