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10/11/2013 11:23:00 AM
Lincoln Academy Withdraws Dormitory Application
J.W. Oliver

Lincoln Academy has withdrawn its application to the town of Newcastle to build a new dormitory with space for 54 students and a half-dozen families.

The school "has decided to investigate alternative placement of the facility," dormitory architect Tor Glendinning said in an Oct. 4 letter to Newcastle Planning Board Chairman David Bailey.

"We look forward to submitting a new site plan for Planning Board review in the near future," Glendinning said.

The school's plan had elicited strong negative feedback, primarily from neighbors with concerns about the size and appearance of the building. Other residents defended the project as a potential benefit to the school and the community.

The school needs the dormitory in order to continue to grow the school's boarding program, school officials have said, and the school needs the boarding program to offset revenue loss as a result of declining local enrollment.

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