Hanover: Plans to Renovate Sylvester School Fell Apart at Town Meeting

Hanover wrapped up their Annual Town Meeting in their second night in just two hours with most of the focus on the future of the Sylvester School.

Plans to renovate the Sylvester School into a 28-unit apartment building fell apart last night.

Articles 35 and 36 would have allowed the town to sell the property to a developer but Mass Law Chapter 30B put a monkey wrench in the process.

Chair of Hanover’s Board of Selectmen Emmanuel Dockter says the original request for proposal or RFP was not posted correctly.


Dockter says the Sylvester School was not worth saving and renovated the Center School to accommodate the students.


The Hanover Board of Selectmen will now go back and deliberate on a new RFP for the Sylvester School property.


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