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Belchertown to be demolished
« on: February 04, 2011, 09:19:11 AM »
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/belchertown_advancing_with_an.html

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was on one of the places id like to get to next as well as devers. guess its off my list now. :(
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 09:51:52 AM »
Thats a bummer about BSS I would have liked to have checked it out as well.  The good news is they say that any work is weeks or months away from being done, so its doable.   Devers kind of sucks, the tunnels are cool to walk through but its basically paintball armageddon in there.  
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 01:57:17 PM »
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/belchertown_advancing_with_an.html

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was on one of the places id like to get to next as well as devers. guess its off my list now. :(

Yeah I posted that article on facebook yesterday, almost broke my heart... Don't take her off your list yet. I was just there the other night and all is well currently. I would go sooner than later though. let me know if you ever want to meet up and take a trip

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 02:21:26 PM »
How are sundays? i have sunday off, and usually figure there are less cops on duty and probably no construction and any security guards dont wanna chase me around in the cold on a sunday.

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 10:03:11 AM »
id love to go but im working crazy overtime lately as one person died from work and 3 older ones quit. good for the wallet, bad for the exploring :(

devers and belchertown have been in my eyes lately tho...
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 11:44:02 AM »
How are sundays? i have sunday off, and usually figure there are less cops on duty and probably no construction and any security guards dont wanna chase me around in the cold on a sunday.

Belchertown is always easy. There's no construction yet, they don't have security. Plus the snow is knee high and hardly anyone has been around the grounds with all this snow...

oh and @CarbonCavi; well if you ever have a chance to explore, shoot me a PM if you're thinkin about BSS or PDSS

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 02:01:51 PM »
I forget . . are the tunnels a go or no go?

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 01:25:59 AM »
How are sundays? i have sunday off, and usually figure there are less cops on duty and probably no construction and any security guards dont wanna chase me around in the cold on a sunday.

Belchertown is always easy. There's no construction yet, they don't have security. Plus the snow is knee high and hardly anyone has been around the grounds with all this snow...

oh and @CarbonCavi; well if you ever have a chance to explore, shoot me a PM if you're thinkin about BSS or PDSS

thanks man will do!
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 08:04:33 PM »
Construction will probably have started around april  18th, right?

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 01:39:15 PM »
Construction will probably have started around april  18th, right?

highly doubtful, it hasn't been sold off yet, but thats probably going to happen in the next month or so, but it will take a while before they even begin abatement. i'm always keeping up with the news for that place (both via newspapers and locals) so i'll keep everyone posted.

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 03:18:03 PM »
so whats the deal with belchertown? Ive dont alot of stuff this past week, but this one slipped my list.

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 04:52:37 PM »
so whats the deal with belchertown? Ive dont alot of stuff this past week, but this one slipped my list.

Belchertown is still up in the air right now... its still accesible though I've been about 6 times so far this year. they have been sealing buildings more frequently and harsher than before. Some buildings have started to be stripped but hardly. work crews are there to keep up the grounds and POE monday thru friday. weekends and nights are a breeze

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 08:42:16 PM »
interesting. id like to see this place, if i do head out that way anyone want to give me a tour? lol

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2012, 11:39:18 AM »
yeah im going to pm you right now

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 10:45:42 AM »
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/state_sen_gale_candaras_other.html


BELCHERTOWN – State Sen. Gale D. Candaras said she isn’t worried about language in a land deal that others say could derail the development of the former State School property; she just wants the state to remove hazardous chemicals from the site and the rest will fall into place.

It’s called an indemnification clause. Before 2002, anyone who filed a lawsuit over asbestos exposure at the State School would have sued the state Division of Capital Asset Management. With the clause in place, the liability transferred to the town’s Economic Development Industrial Corp. when it took ownership, and it will transfer to any future owner.

If the language stays in there, Pennsylvania-based developer Weston Solutions won’t buy the property and develop an assisted living complex, said Selectman Ronald E. Aponte.

The EDIC and the selectmen have been working to strike the clause.

Candaras, though, a Wilbraham Democrat, said she is focused on getting the site clean and said she isn’t aware of any existing or upcoming asbestos lawsuits. She called the indemnification clause an “ancillary” issue.

Massachusetts doesn’t have specific laws governing asbestos exposure lawsuits. According to Wellesley-based Sokolove Law, it would be a personal injury case, so there is a statute of limitations of three years from when a health problem is discovered.

When the state first transferred the property, it removed some underground tanks, but left an ever-worsening environmental mess untouched, Candaras said.

Weston has already committed $2 million for remediation and the selectmen have endorsed a Town Meeting warrant to seek a $1 million bond to build the infrastructure necessary for construction

“I believe strongly that the Commonwealth should still be responsible,” said Candaras. “Once these issues are cleared up, the issue of indemnification goes away.”

She said she understands the position Weston is in, but thinks the clause will be harmless after remediation takes place.

Candaras, state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst, and state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, worked together to secure a $10 million bond bill for environmental remediation at the State School and to assist in development. It was authorized by the legislature in 2008, but it still has to be approved by Gov. Deval Patrick and included in an upcoming capital plan.

Before that can happen, a state agency needs to be brought in to oversee Weston’s remediation, Candaras said. And conversations are taking place to make that happen.

She and town officials met recently with representatives of DCAM and the Westmass Area Development Corp.

“The meeting was very, very productive,” said Candaras. “I think you can appreciate the importance of everyone being in the room at the same time. ... Times have changed.”

Another meeting is in the works.

“We are making this project a priority,” she said.


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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 02:32:09 PM »
What the fuck?  Imagine walking into the theatre like usual and seeing 3 dudes in suits in there?

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2012, 03:41:26 PM »
i would pretend to be a buyer lol
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2012, 04:49:47 PM »
What the fuck?  Imagine walking into the theatre like usual and seeing 3 dudes in suits in there?

sooooooo next time we go out here chief, suits and shit? lol

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 06:59:05 PM »
Haha would be pretty sick!   I'd have been impressed if the suit brigade went downstairs to the basketball court, chumps.

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 11:10:43 PM »
lol right? it would have been more interesting to see them in the tunnels... imagine that one...

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 10:03:45 AM »
guy probably doesnt even know what the hell hes looking at in there. wow look at that hole over there in the roof! I like how the sun shines on my suit through it. Makes the thread count look higher. What do you think boys?
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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
lol right? it would have been more interesting to see them in the tunnels... imagine that one...

Hahaha that would have been awesome

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 01:30:38 PM »
guy probably doesnt even know what the hell hes looking at in there. wow look at that hole over there in the roof! I like how the sun shines on my suit through it. Makes the thread count look higher. What do you think boys?

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2012, 05:12:57 PM »
I've been looking to go here for a while now. You guys going anytime soon?

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »
I'll probably go in another month or so, if you want to go its prob best to go on the weekends since the caretaker and his boys aren't around.

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2012, 02:00:12 AM »
Stopped by belchertown today with two friends cause we wanted arby's which is alll the way in chicopee so we decided to visit our favorite place. anyways, we were in a patient workshop building and all of a sudden the floor collapses and i go through all the way to my neck.. amazingly there was a pipe below me that stopped me from falling all the way down to the first story, at least 10-12 feet down. if i were two inches behind where i was standing i would have gone straight down...

ironic this happened to me on april fools day of course. looks like the spirits got the last laugh...

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2012, 08:34:39 AM »
Damn dude!  Glad your OK! We can cross that building off the list!

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2012, 12:41:49 AM »
here's a shot from the other day

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2012, 12:45:10 AM »
oh and here's the aftermath of the floor.

yes, lets not ever go in here!

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Re: Belchertown to be demolished
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2012, 07:05:57 AM »
You going to pay for that?  Hahaha