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Mold found in classroom at Head Start

September 10, 2010
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NEWMARKET, NH — After a successful public campaign to keep Rockingham Community Action''s Head Start program in Newmarket, another obstacle has hit the preschool program, according to The Seacoast.
Mold was discovered last week in two rooms of the Newmarket Community Center, which are used by the Head Start program, the article noted.
Thomas Nelson, executive administrator for Rockingham Community Action, said the discovery will delay the opening of the school year.
Newmarket Town Administrator Ed Wojnowski said the mold and mildew were discovered on the lower portions of the classrooms'' walls.
"The rooms have been sealed off and we have a contractor whose job it will be to remove the sheetrock, molding and insulation up to four feet from the floor around the complete rooms," said Wojnowski.
"At this point in time we''re just waiting for final word from the insurance company because we can''t remediate anything until they make a determination," said Ernie Clark, director of the Newmarket Housing Authority, which operates the Newmarket Community Center.
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