Light Installation Leads to Vermont School Soil Tests

August 28, 2013

Engineering crews are taking soil samples from a Vermont high school athletic field to determine if the recently installed stadium lights pose a safety threat.

The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union was forced to close Hadley Field at Bellows Falls Union High School after the company that installed the lighting couldn’t ensure their safety.

The lights were put up when school officials battled with the Westminster Development Review Board over whether they were legal. The permits weren’t in order.

The lights were provided through a $250,000 donation from the estate of Alvin Southwick, who was active in the Bellows Falls American Legion baseball program.

The Eagle Times reports a drilling company will send data to engineers for a soil analysis to judge if teams are in danger on the property.

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