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Meeting to cover plans for police station

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Members of the Police Station Building Committee, including its chairman, Police Chief Bruce Gates, will present plans for the renovation and expansion project during a 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday in Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave. Architects from a Foxborough firm, Kaestle Boos Associates, will also be on hand to discuss the $12.7 million proposal for upgrading the department’s roughly 200-year-old headquarters, which is in a former grocery store and blacksmith shop, and adding 15,000 square feet of space. Residents will vote on the proposal, which would involve a property tax increase through a Proposition 2½ override, at Town Meeting on June 2 and in a June 14 special election. The station, which sits across from the Middleborough Public Library, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If the project wins approval, the Police Department is expected to move temporarily into a vacant building downtown.

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