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The boiler at Bethel Middle School needs to be replaced.  The Boards of Selectmen and Finance are meeting tonight to consider approximately $200,000 for two boilers.  The funding is left over from previous fiscal years.  Superintendent of Schools Christine Carver says the school needs both boilers in order to heat the entire building and one could fail this winter.  She called it an emergency situation.  One boiler was purchased in 2012 and will work in conjunction with the other two, if funding is approved.  The leaky boiler was discovered during study of the schools’ equipment by an outside consultant.