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Dam gatehouse is part of historic village | Deerfield Valley News

© Deerfield Valley News

© Deerfield Valley News

“WHITINGHAM- State and local officials appear to have reached a compromise that will save a historic dam structure that had been slated for removal.

When Whitingham town officials received an approved application for safety improvements at Sadawga Lake Dam last month, they were surprised to learn that the plan included the removal of the gatehouse that has topped the structure since perhaps as early as 1886. Whitingham Selectboard chair Keith Bronson fired off a letter to Steven Hanna, an engineer with the Vermont Dam Safety program, noting the board’s concern that the gatehouse wouldn’t be replaced as part of the state’s repair work at the dam. “For many in the area, this building has sentimental value and serves as a landmark. Plus, this is in the Whitingham Village Historical District…

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