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Donor buys replacement for Bank of America clock removed for Nashua sidewalk project

An anonymous donor has purchased a replacement sidewalk clock for Main Street, said Carolyn Mortellaro, communications director for City Hall.

“The clock is on order, and the city will receive it in the next couple of weeks,” Mortellaro said Thursday. ...

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An anonymous donor has purchased a replacement sidewalk clock for Main Street, said Carolyn Mortellaro, communications director for City Hall.

“The clock is on order, and the city will receive it in the next couple of weeks,” Mortellaro said Thursday.

She said installation arrangements will be made once it arrives.

The old clock was removed in April from its spot in front of the Bank of America, which owns it, as city workers continued their sidewalk upgrade work.

A light pole at the corner of High and Main streets also was removed and an information kiosk was hauled away and placed in storage.

Most structures planted in the city’s existing brick sidewalks are being displaced by the rebuilding project.

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said previously that the decision to remove the clock was made through the authority of the Board of Public Works, which authorized the overall sidewalk rebuilding plan.

Workers poured new concrete for the clock Thursday.

Earlier estimates on the cost for replacing the clock were between $15,000 and $17,000.

Mortellaro said it was a “collaborative effort” to arrange a replacement, and there was an emphasis to keep with the style of street and traffic lights being installed during the current upgrade project.

Don Himsel can be reached at 594-6590 or dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Himsel on Twitter (@Telegraph_DonH).