Friday, January 30, 2009

Wescott Re-Use Committee Eyes Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool

Jim Violette of Westbrook says he has a solution. Violette is co-chairman of a
committee that is planning the future of Wescott Junior High School, the
soon-to-be-closed school on Bridge Street. If the panel has its way, the junior
high grounds will be the site of an Olympic-size pool and those summer trips
across the border will be a thing of the past. "It's kind of crazy that all that
money is being spent in Canada," Violette said. The 30-member committee wants to
know what it would cost to transform Wescott into a regional sports and social
services hub. Violette said he intends to ask city councilors, during a meeting
scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the school, to fund an engineering study of the
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Re-Use of Wescott (August 2008)

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