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April 11, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — As the new school project rapidly heads toward completion, town officials are trying to come up with alternative ways to pay the bonds for the first few years.

"We can fairly easily keep it within the Prop. 2 1/2 debt," Town Manager Chris Clark said during his annual budget presentation last month. "… [But] selling those buildings is critical. I can't underemphasize the critical nature of selling some of these town assets."

He's referring to five buildings, four of which he tried to put on the market last year without success. Those four are the MacKinnon Center and old DPW Garage on Pleasant Street, the Marcy Street Daycare, and the old water building on Foster Street; the fifth will be Wells Middle School itself once the new school opens.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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