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Durham challenges UNH’s decision to close pool

Durham’s town administrator is challenging he University of New Hampshire’s decision not to reopen its 75-year-old outdoor pool.

Town Administrator Todd Selig – in a letter to college officials Wednesday – called the decision premature and inconsistent with terms of a 2006 pool agreement signed by college and town officials.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that college officials are reviewing the letter with their lawyers.

Some residents are pushing to save the pool, which opened in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program.

The university cites health and safety reasons for closing the pool. UNH officials notified the town of their decision in a Nov. 1 letter.

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