Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A letter to the editor on the recent Town Meeting votes to support the Grand View Farm Project.
Tuesday, February 5
The following is a letter to the editor: On behalf of the Grand View Farm Advisory Committee we want to express our sincere appreciation to the Burlington Town Meeting Members. At the recent Town Meeting on January 28, 2013 three Articles were passed for the Grand View Farm. With these articles, the complex will now enter the final phase of construction. The Grand View Farm project began in the late 1990s with a three way land swap. Ownership of this 200 year old connected farm house complex was transferred to the Town at that time. Since then, various fund raising efforts, sale of lots from the land swap, state grants and other funding sources have advanced the project to where it is today. With the positive votes at Town Meeting, the …
Burlington Town Meeting voted last week to provide the sum of $500,000 to complete the restoration project.
Town Meeting voted during the annual January meeting last week to approve two articles that will support the Grand View Farm redevelopment project. The first was straight forward and passed without much discussion. In that article Town Meeting members voted to transfer the sum of $521,000 from the sale of properties 42 and 44 South Bedford Street, which were owned by the town. The funds were to go towards paying off debts related to the project and to provide for furniture, furnishings, A/V system and equipment. The second article approved by Town Meeting stipulated the town to transfer funds, borrow or otherwise provide the sum of $500,000 to complete the final phase (IV) of the project. This includes finishing the parking lot, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Five things to know today.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Five things happening in Burlington today.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunny skies, a couple of public meetings and new career help.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Students from multiple disciplines worked this year, and will return in the fall, on the renovation of Grand View Farm.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The following is a guest story by Judy Wasserman: Summer has settled in and most students are taking a vacation from homework, exams and classroom work. But, for one group of students from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, summer vacation is also a break from working at Grand View Farm. This school year, students from various Shawsheen disciplines, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC, have been getting some real-life experience while they help the town complete restoration of the 18th century historical site. Not only are they learning in the classroom, but they are also learning on the job. Town and school officials see this partnership as a win-win. The students get valuable, on-the-job experience, and the town …
A chance of mid-day showers, public meetings and an internet basics class.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The funds will be used to hire a landscaping engineer to finish the planning of the final stage of the renovation project.
The Grand View Farm renovation project got a big boost at last night's Board of Selectmen meeting. Many members of the Grand View Farm Advisory Committee were in attendance, with a large check in hand, to present the town with a $25,000 donation to go towards the fourth phase of the project. Committee member Nick Rubino, who spoke for the group, said the members were happy with the progress that has been made thus far, and that they are all eager to see the finished result. "We have worked long and hard for over 10 years to raise funds and awareness of this important project and to keep it moving forward," Rubino said. "Now we can see the finish line." Assistant Town Administrator Thomas Hickey, who has long worked on the Grand View …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Assistant Town Administrator Thomas Hickey informed members of the Board of Selectmen last night that the historical building was vandalized over the weekend.
At last night's Board of Selectmen meeting Assistant Town Administrator Thomas Hickey, during an update on the multi-year renovation project, informed the board and the public that the main Grand View Farm building had been hit by vandalism over the weekend. Hickey said that Monday morning it was discovered that someone had broken into the historical building and broke water pipes in the farm. The broken pipe leaked water and yesterday morning there was about an inch and half of water in the main room of the barn and the two new restrooms. "The damage from the water pipe is a concern for us," he said. Town Administrator Robert Mercier said there were no signs that anything was stolen. A closet with tools was open but nothing was noticed as…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Members of the Grand View Advisory Committee announced that they will host an open house for the barn on Saturday, May 5, 1-3 p.m.
The following is a release from the Grand View Advisory Committee: Members of the Grand View Advisory Committee (GVAC) announced that they will host an open house for the barn on Saturday, May 5, 1-3 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the newly replicated barn, learn more about the history of Grand View, and about plans for landscaping & parking. Depending on construction schedules, a brief tour of the farmhouse may also be available. Town officials expect that the barn will be used by residents and businesses for meetings, events, and special family milestones. It has not yet been determined when the barn will be available, but a rental policy is being established by town officials. According to Assistant Town Administrator Tom …