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Avery school lease supports arts in East Dedham

After serving young students in one of Dedham’s poorest sections, the former Avery Elementary School building will now contribute to that neighborhood’s blossoming arts scene.

Just five years ago, few would have called Dedham an arts town, but the signing of a lease for an arts and community center at last week’s selectmen’s meeting is putting a capstone on what state Representative Paul McMurtry is calling a renaissance.

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