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No more pencils, no more books

by Bobby Blair & Paul Saulnier
July 27, 2017

They can demolish the Flagg School but not the decades of memories of the kids who went there.

For years the Flagg School bridged the gap between middle school and high school.  See it come down in the short video above.


Take out the asbestos and then the windows.

Starting to look more like an abandoned prison than a school.

Was that your locker?

Tell us about your memories of the Flagg School.


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Comments (4)

I remember room 101, 5th grade (1974) It was a large room and had many teachers to study language arts. To this day I recall we had a contest to see who could spell upon (as in Once Upon A Time) the correct way. Out of the entire class only one could spell it correctly. Since then, I've never forgotten this. For the next three years I continued to have my English classes in this building, but different rooms. Another memory was going down the stairs to the ramps by the office to the small cafeteria for lunch.

- Jeff Nilsen | 8/2/17 6:25 PM

Sam, Jeff ritter responded to your comment: We spent the last year cleaning out the building. Town staff removed all records that were considered of value. The Historical Commission went through the building several times and removed anything considered worth saving

- Paul Saulnier | 7/31/17 4:14 PM

I have a special connection to the Flagg School. In 1972 I began my teaching career in room 102 in the Flagg wing of the Middle School. After 15 years I moved into room 113 and I remember one event like it happened yesterday. I was teaching a Math/Science class during a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning struck a lightning rod on the roof above the classroom. The lightning then proceeded to travel across the roof and down a downspout just outside the classroom entering the ground with a loud bang. Just try and continue a lesson after an event like that.

- Jack O'Callahan | 7/30/17 1:07 AM

Just curious...Was anything salvaged for keeps before demolition? I mean the cool, nostalgic stuff people want to remember it by or find new life for. The clocks, bells, PA system, chalk boards, lockers, wood from the gym floor, basketball hoops, the scoreboard? It would've been pretty cool to at least have had a chance of owning some history, or have some stuff left on display somewhere in town (Library, Town Hall, RAMS, etc?). Or it all went straight to the contractors that won the bid, and are selling all that history separately for profit? If so, that's a shame.

- Sam T | 7/27/17 6:45 PM



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