Elementary school in Merrimac, Mass., closed over environmental concerns

Jan. 24, 2011
Donaghue School is undergoing mold and asbestos cleanup
From The Boston Globe: Noxious, lingering fumes have once again forced the closure of the Helen R. Donaghue School in Merrimac, Mass. Responding to numerous complaints from students, parents, and staff amid a lengthy and intricate mold and asbestos clean-up project, the town board of health has decided to close the elementary school until further notice. The school was previously shut down for the first full week of January. Donaghue’s 400 students are being dispersed to other schools in the Pentucket Regional School District, which comprises West Newbury, Merrimac, and Groveland.

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