WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — For nearly 80 years, it’s been a focal point in one local community.
When the school building on Smith Avenue in Westfield first opened back in 1934, it was home to Westfield High School.
Over the years, it’s changed hands and experienced some wear-and-tear. But, thanks to a $17 million investment from state-funded green initiatives, the building — which is now home to Westfield Vocational-Technical High School — looks as good as new.
“This is one of those projects that we can all proudly say, ‘This is government doing something right,’” says Jack McCarthy, exec. director of the Massachusetts School Building Association.
The building now boasts new windows, roofs and boilers. Project organizers say it will offer Westfield tax-payers a tremendous savings because of reduced energy costs.