Wood pellets to help heat Greenville middle-high school this fall

GREENVILLE, Maine — Work is progressing on the renovations and upgrades being made in the Greenville Middle and High School for energy savings, but the work won’t be completed before school starts on Sept. 6.

School officials in July authorized an upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the school and the installation of a wood pellet boiler, the latter of which is being funded, in part, by a $750,000 federal stimulus grant awarded through the Maine Forest Service. The remainder of the project’s cost, $1,250,000, is being financed through a local bond referendum approved on June 8, 2010.

While the project got off to a rocky start, Greenville School Superintendent Beth Lorigan said Monday that currently “everything is going as planned.”


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