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Mayor advocates for new teen center in old city building

September 9, 2018

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Barre is advocating for an old vacant building to become a new teen center.

The downtown building had functioned as a senior center for decades. Mayor Lucas Herring is proposing the city-owned building be repurposed as a teen center. The Times Argus reports the building has been empty since its incarnation as an antique shop in April.

Herring has developed a conceptual plan, saying the proposed center would address a common lament that city teenagers don’t have a place of their own in the city.

Herring also says it could provide a new home for the Barre Partnership, which has never had a true downtown presence.


Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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