The work has begun to renovate Hartford's municipal building in White River Junction.
Voters finally approved the $5 million project after it failed several times. The renovations will include new doors and windows, foundation work, a new roof and a complete overhaul inside. The last time the building was renovated was in 1960. Town officials say they plan to maintain the building's historic facade while giving it needed upgrades.
"The building used to be a high school. It's been renovated into town offices and here we are 55 years later completely renovating it again and the plan is for this to last another 100 years," said Alex Defelice, a town selectman.
The project is expected to take about a year to complete. In the meantime, town employees have been relocated to 35 Railroad Avenue.