BARRE, Vt. (AP) - The indoor ice arena in the Vermont city of Barre is closed for nearly a month because of mold.
The city councilors were told this week that it will cost about $150,000 to clean up the mold and paint and seal the interior of the arena.
The BOR auditorium is expected to reopen on Nov. 5.
The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that tests conducted Tuesday confirmed an air quality problem that the facilities director says is linked to mold in the ceiling. The tests were requested by a labor union.
Facilities Director Jeff Bergeron says the auditorium will lose an estimated $23,000 in revenue, mostly from the Barre Youth Sports Association, while it's closed.
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