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Route 351 is back to normal

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2009

Things are back to normal on Route 351 south of La Salle.

A semi-trailer that was blocking the road has been moved. You can use the Shipping Sport Bridge as usual.

The truck’s trailer was blocking both lanes of Rt 351 for a while Thursday afternoon. It looked like the driver was trying to turn around and became stuck.

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Waltham Changing Bus Pickup

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2009

If you live out in the country, the Waltham School District bus will still come to your house.

Superintendent Kristen School says new “bus stops or zones” are aimed at subdivisions, not at rural addresses.  She says the new bus pickup zones will only have some students walking a block or two. 

School says they were having issues going door to door in subdivisions with construction this past school year.  They also were having students changing where they were being picked up. 

Parents will find out where the “bus zones” will be when registering their kid in July.

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Big Project Planned At IVCC

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2009

Calling it a “once in a lifetime opportunity”, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran told the trustees yesterday he wants to build a 30 million dollar Community Technology Center on campus.  He says they would combine plans for a Technology and Workforce Development Center and a Community Instructional Center by putting it all into one building. 

In meeting with state officials, Corcoran says he gained more state support by doing one larger building instead of two smaller ones.   The state would pay for 75 percent of the Community Technology Center, which would be about 23 million dollars.  This money would come from a capital bill that’s waiting for the governor’s signature.  The college would need seven million dollars for its share.  They’ve saved up so far about five million dollars.

The 74 thousand square foot building would house manufacturing and high-tech career classes along with offices for admissions, financial aid and counseling.  It would be built between Building F and the new parking lot.  Temporary buildings on the east part of campus would be torn down because of the new building.

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