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June 23, 2014

Glover School dedication a real blast

MARBLEHEAD — Teachers, students, staff, local and state officials, lawmakers, and men sporting muskets and tricorn hats gathered for the dedication of the $29.5 million Glover Elementary School on Maple Street Friday morning.

The six members of the re-enactment group, the Glover’s Marblehead Regiment, added some 18th-century flare to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, as the school was dedicated to their Revolutionary War namesake.

“The ceremony was great,” said Seamus Daly, who was there with Larry Sands, Bob Erbetta, Walter Haug, Steve Orne and Larry Proctor. “We opened it by firing three volleys, which is our standard salute.”

“The school is named after Marblehead resident Brig. Gen. John Glover, who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War,” said a statement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The school serves 425 students in kindergarten through grade 3.

“The MSBA is thrilled to have taken part in this project,” MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy said in a prepared statement. “This partnership between the district and the MSBA has provided an up-to-date, 21st-century facility for the children of Marblehead.”

The 73,325-square-foot school replaced the old Glover School at the same location. The former school’s windows, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and roof systems proved deficient, and the old Glover School was torn down to make way for the new one.

Among those who spoke were McCarthy, Superintendent Maryann Perry and Marblehead School Building Committee Chairman Dick Nohelty.

Glover’s Regiment’s weekend encampment takes place at Fort Sewall on the weekend of July 12 and 13, Daly said.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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