$9M infrastructure projects are lined up; Selectmen target 3 areas for lt. gov.


Byline: Richard J. Hafey

PAXTON - The town has submitted three projects, totaling $9 million, to be considered for the anticipated federal economic stimulus program.

The program has been proposed by President Barack Obama to jump-start the economy by increasing federal spending on infrastructure.

The Paxton projects seek $2 million for Town Hall renovations, $5 million for a water filtration plant, and $2 million for rehabilitation of Holden Road.

Town Administrator Charles T. Blanchard told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that the projects are in response to a request from Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray for submission once the federal government sets up the stimulus program.

In other business, Richard Bedard, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, asked selectmen...

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