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Outside groups limited in use of Northampton school buildings

Outside groups limited in use of Northampton school buildings

When it comes to community clubs and organizations using district facilities for after-school activities, Northampton Area School District's superintendent borrowed a line from a well-known movie to illustrate his concerns. "Build it and they will come," Joseph Kovalchik said following the school board meeting Monday in reference to the district's sparkling new middle school, set to open in a month. Channeling the famous phrase from the film "Field of Dreams" was intended to drive home a point: With the $80 million facility set to open for the 2015-16 school year with its multipurpose field, swimming pool and other amenities, the district is seeking to avoid...

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