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Appraiser gives old Wakefield City Hall thumbs down


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WAKEFIELD - Property appraiser Tom Williams said Monday evening that he wishes he had better news about the now vacant Wakefield City Hall that still stands with sad pride on the town's Sunday Lake Street.

"Unfortunately, it is what it is," he said to council members, who voiced no surprise.

The council hired Williams, of the R.T. Williams Agency, Inc. in Ironwood, in the spring to inspect the hall. The result was his presentation of a related 28-page report to the council.

The appraiser said age is a significant issue with the hall, which was built...