Hanover: Selectmen Discuss Sylvester School

The Town of Hanover had a beloved old school building, beloved, but old, the Sylvester School.

In 2013, the town declared it no longer suitable for use as a school. A study committee and selectmen have pondered what to do with the property since then.

A Boston developer who resides in Hanover, Dave Tragorth, proposes to build 28 apartments in the rehabbed building, all age restricted, a majority affordable.

It would put the building and its 25-acre lot back on the tax rolls.

Hanover selectmen and Tragorth have negotiated an agreement to sell the building for $300,000 with a 65-year ground lease.

WATD’s Charles Mathewson has this report.


About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.