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Worcester courthouse developer races clock for tax credits

Copied from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette To view the article online click here. The former Worcester County Courthouse was listed on the 2009 Most Endangered Historic Resources list as part of Lincoln Square. WORCESTER - The developer of the former Worcester County Courthouse is in a race against the clock to take ownership of the property by the end of this year or risk losing out on federal historic building tax credits. Because of the threatened elimination or reduction of those tax credits, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. said, Trinity Worcester Development is ready to proceed with the acquisition of the property. Trinity Worcester Development, a subsidiary of Boston-based Trinit

#GivingTuesday

'Tis the season! Not only for festivities and fun, but for worthy causes and giving what we can. We know you are being inundated with lots of appeals and on this #GivingTuesday we just want to say "Thank You", for any and all the support you give to Preservation Massachusetts. We are grateful for your support, whether it's $5, $50 or $500... every bit counts and for us to have earned a place in your giving plan, thank you. You can donate to Preservation Massachusetts today in several ways: 1.) Give securely online by clicking the Donate button below. 2.) Use PayPal Giving Fund. Paypal will donate 1% of the total donated to us through their charitable giving fund. So your gift will benefit u

Support PM on Cyber Monday!

If you're doing some online shopping this season (in addition to visiting your small Main Street businesses), you can support Preservation Massachusetts at the same time! With Amazon Smile, shop as you normally would on Amazon.com and Amazon in turn donates to us. It's quick and simple and we are very grateful. Click on the link below to select Preservation Massachusetts as your charity, get some Cyber Monday deals and support our preservation work statewide. Thank You!

Happy Thanksgiving

From our "home" in Plymouth and on behalf of our entire staff and Board of Directors, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! ~ Preservation Massachusetts The Mayflower II sails through the Cape Cod Canal, 2016

RFP Issued for Nichewaug Inn in Petersham, a 2002 Most Endangered

Petersham's Nicehewaug Inn seems like the proverbial phoenix. Again and again this historic Inn has seemingly been down for the count, only to come back with the efforts of dedicated local citizens and advocates who never gave up hope of saving this part of Petersham's history. The Town has released an all-options RFP for the site and advocates are hopeful that a proposal that merges the restoration and reuse of this iconic property with a new use will be submitted. A walk through will be happening on Monday, November 27. To sign up and for information about the Nichewaug Inn and the RFP visit the town's website or click below. Nicehwaug All Options RFP Nichewaug Property Info

A Big Day For Sea Captains Row, Hyannis.

Sea Captains Row was listed on the 2016 Most Endangered Historic Resources list. This row of historic homes along Hyannis’ Pleasant Street leads down to the sea and recalls the maritime history of the village. A proposed development would demolish the buildings and local advocates are trying to preserve process along with the history of Sea Captain’s Row. A Town Council meeting tonight will continue a discussion from earlier this month. For more details click the news links below! http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/11/15/hyannis-caught-fight-between-preservation-and-new-development/cv28wvFrLOA3SxNGhf3WuK/story.html http://www.capecodtimes.com/opinion/20171116/can-sea-captains-row-be-ra

Annual Meeting Panelists Announced!

As part of our Annual Meeting program and presentation of our Cruising the Commonwealth findings, we are excited to announce our panelists for a discussion on the future of preservation in Massachusetts! These panelists will discuss what the preservation community needs to do in order to meet the priorities that we identified on our Cruising the Commonwealth tour. Drawing on their experiences, their thoughts and discussion will begin the next step in meeting the needs that we heard from you. Future of Preservation Panelists Maureen Cavanaugh, Director of Cultural Resources, VHB Gregory Farmer, Preservation Consultant and Circuit Rider, CT Trust for Historic Preservation Deborah Packard, Exec

HTC Eliminated in Tax Reform: Act Today!

Urgent Action Needed! HTC Eliminated In House Tax Reform Bill, Take Action with House and Senate Members of Congress The House Tax Reform bill released today by the House Ways and Means Committee has eliminated the Historic Tax Credit. Tax Reform Legislation This proposed legislation will have a devastating effect on our communities. A “pro growth” tax policy for over 30 years, the Historic Tax Credit not only attracts private capital for the revitalization of our community’s historic assets, but it also stimulates job creation and generates more revenue for the Treasury than it costs. While the proposed bill is intended to stimulate economic growth, the elimination of the Historic Tax Cred

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