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Hampstead police station work behind schedule
“We had figured some amount was needed for contingencies in the initial warrant article to address things such as ledge removal, but the amount was more than we had planned for. All together the blasting exceeded our contingency by $175,000,” said Steve Londrigan, a member of the police station building committee.
“The weather hasn’t helped at all because of the cold and the snow. The weather has just been incredible,” Police Chief Joseph Beaudoin said.
The 7,200-square-foot station approved by voters last March will be built on 5 acres of town land on Veterans Way. The approval came after other station proposals were defeated at the polls on four other occasions since 2007. The building will replace the old 3,500-square-foot station on Emerson Avenue. Police have said the small outdated facility has several deficiencies, including a lack of security and holding cells.
In the meantime, the building committee is working with the contractor, Frank Chacoine Construction of Weare, to find a way to bring the costs back in line.
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