White Stone will reapply for downtown revitalization grant

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

WHITE STONE—With the public sewer project progressing, the White Stone Town Council has directed town manager Patrick Frere to start the reapplication process for a downtown revitalization block grant.

White Stone wasn’t selected for a Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) grant for a commercial area redo two years ago. One major factor, according to Frere, was the DHCD wanted “some of the sewer infrastructure done.”

Now that the town has entered into a $4.9 million contract with Franklin Mechanical Contractors Inc. of Kilmarnock to begin construction of the sewage collection and treatment system, Frere believes White Stone has a better chance…