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Norway Officials Celebrate Reopening of Historic Opera House
02/27/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

It's a big week for the western Maine town of Norway. A ceremony on Friday will mark the reopening of part of its historic Opera House, which has been closed for six years.  The $1 million restoration effort is aimed at converting the first floor of the 19th century structure - once in danger of collapse - into space for local businesses.  Norway Town Manager David Holt has been at the center of these efforts. Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter spoke with him earlier today, as part of our ongoing series in which we talk with municipal leaders around the state about what's going on in their communities. Holt admits it will be several more years before the Norway Opera House will be ready to hold concerts and other community events. But, nevertheless, he calls this week a milestone for the community.

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Originally Aired: 2/27/2013 5:30 PM
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Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with Norway, Maine, Town Manager David Holt about his efforts to help restore the historic Norway Opera House, closed for six years while undergoing restoration.

Norway Opera House exterior photo (left) and interior (right) courtesy of Lachman Architects & Planners.

 

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