April 26, 2017

New elevator under construction at WCS (6/25/09)

June 25, 2009

Construction has begun on a new elevator at Williston Central School. District Principal Walter Nardelli said construction crews began the project on June 11, the day after the school year ended.

Middlebury-based Bread Loaf Construction is building the new elevator, which will replace the old, inoperative one at the school. The school must have the new elevator installed to be in compliance of the federal American Disabilities act.

In March, voters agreed to put $200,000 from the district’s construction fund toward a new elevator. The elevator will be built on the northeast side of Williston Central, rather than in the school’s existing elevator shaft.

Nardelli hopes the elevator will be operational in mid August, a few weeks before the start of school.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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