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Historic Preservation Commission News

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 18, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. The HPC welcomes and encourages residents to come for an early consultation when considering an addition or renovation/changes to the exterior of their home....

Historic Preservation Commission News

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Looking For Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission Alternates Both the PC and HPC need a volunteer to serve as the Alternate. The Alternate...

Historic Preservation News: Storm Windows

Historic Preservation Commission News… Next meeting: Tuesday, December 15, 2015; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Storm Windows cont’d… Storm windows are often presented as options for weatherizing original windows. Will...

Historic Preservation: Replacement Windows

How do I know if I should replace or rehabilitate my windows? I’ve seen the case made for and against the restoration of original windows. This is a question that many owners of older homes face. Something to keep in mind – not everything you read about...

Historic Preservation: Windows, continued

Reason #3: Old Windows Can Be Repaired Traditional windows are made from individual parts. Each piece – the rails, stiles, muntins, stops, sill, stool, jamb, etc. – can be individually repaired or replaced in kind. Vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, and composite windows...

2015 Outstanding Renovation Award

Did you know? As it has done for the last eleven years, in anticipation of the Town’s Annual Meeting, the Historic Preservation Commission considered recent house renovations and identified a recipient for its Outstanding Renovation Award. This year, we were pleased...

Thinking About Windows

Last month, we started to share some of the wealth of information about windows that can be found on the National Trust for Historic Preservation website. We continue this month to examine why original windows are worth saving. Reason #1: Old Windows are Built with...
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