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property, but instead, Zyla's is being used to park the numerous cars
associated with the construction project that has begun on Wire Road for
a new Kingdom Hall, the worship place for Jehovah's Witnesses.
two years of, at times highly contentious, negotiations with the town,
the site work has officially begun in the old corn field at 59 Wire
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actual construction is taking place is temporary during the project as
there is limited parking on site at the moment, according to Ron Hansen,
assistant to the New Hampshire and Vermont Regional Building Committee
for the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Hansen, who is one of the overseers
of the project, said they have about 35-50 volunteers a day right now
getting the site work done for the project. When the actual build is
taking place, scheduled right now for the last three weekends of June
and the first weekend of July, that will spike to a couple hundred a
Right now, it doesn't look like much over on Wire Road.
It's a large dirt lot with lots of heavy equipment being used to lay the
ground work of the project C things like electrical fit ups, laying the
swailing system for the site drainage and preparing the pads where
parking and the actual building will sit.
Hansen said he's
talked personally with Bob Walles, one of neighbors across the street
who led the charge last year in a lawsuit against the Merrimack Zoning
Board of Adjustment over the board's reversal of it's original decision
to deny the Kingdom Hall construction. Walles said the suit was over the
process the ZBA took in reversing its original decision and not
specifically against the church.
The lawsuit was settled last
fall after the Jehovah's Witness Congregation indicated its intention to
intervene in the lawsuit, and things seem to have been harmonious
between neighbors and the church since the settlement.
said on Tuesday that so far the construction, which really only got
underway two days ago, has been running smoothly, and the church has
been mindful of the neighbors, especially when it comes to keeping
traffic and an abundance of vehicles from coming to and from the site
each day. A couple of shuttles take volunteers between the site and the
parking lot on Daniel Webster Highway.
Hansen, a longtime
Merrimack resident owner of Hansen's Outdoor Services, said the project
is using local materials as much as possible, including having gotten
all of the site work materials from C.S.S.I Contractors in Merrimack.
"It's been a very long time,You Can Find Comprehensive and in-Depth carparkmanagementsystem truck Descriptions. a very long road," Hansen said. "We've tried to cooperate and remain patient and it's paying off."
they still have several weeks to go ahead of them, Hansen said the
build for these projects generally goes very smoothly and he's confident
by the time they are done with the modest 45-by-90-foot one-story
church and the landscaping they have planned for the site, the church
will fit in nicely on the residential road.
Improvement District is planning to put in Welcome to Downtown signs at
four locations that will mark the districts approximate boundaries, said
Executive Director Alex Krogh-Grabbe.
The locations include the
intersections of Northampton Road and South Pleasant Street, Main and
Triangle streets, Amity and North Prospect streets and Triangle and East
Meanwhile, the new trolleys that will shuttle
visitors for free to and around downtown will be in service for the
first time this weekend in coordination with an Ultimate tournament
being held at the University of Massachusetts and the high school. The
trolleys will be available primarily during events but also regularly
during the academic year.
University of Massachusetts history
professor Joyce Avrech Berkman will be honored Friday with a series of
presentations on womens history at the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student
Berkman, a member of the faculty for 48 years, has in
recent years directed the Valley Womens History Collaborative that
oversees research, oral history and documentation projects of feminist
and lesbian activism in the Pioneer Valley. She also coordinated an
interdisciplinary docudrama, Menace to Society, on the history of
reproductive rights in Massachusetts.
The keynote speaker for
the retirement celebration is Berkmans former colleague, Kathy Peiss,
who will speak on How to Change the World through Womens History. Other
presentations will run from 10 a.Compare prices and buy all brands of luggagetag for
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a reception in the Graduate Student Reading Room in the Campus Center
and a buffet dinner in the Cape Cod Lounge.