Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hold that sewer! Tilton sewer project on hold for archaeology
A long-awaited sewer project in the Lochmere section of town may be delayed and its cost increase if archaeologists find Native American artifacts in test pits that will dug later this month.

The sewer project has been in the works for several years; work is slated to begin this fall and wind up next year.

Peter Fogg, chairman of the sewer commission, said a team from the University of Maine will dig the test pits in late July along River Road, next to the Winnipesaukee River, as well as on Beach Street, Lakewood Drive, Lake Road and Lancaster Hill Road.