A town meeting in Bridgewater has decided the future of Grange Hall. The town and the Bridgewater Preservation Association have been at a stalemate over whether to renovated or tear down the historic landmark. Residents voted to retain ownership. First Selectman Curtis Read wants to turn the property into a community center. Bridgewater was awarded a $100,000 STEAP grant to demolish the building and draw up construction plans. The Bridgewater Preservation Association offered to buy the building from the town for $1 to protect the historic character of the town and retain Bridgewater's streetscape and ‘sense of place.’” The building has been condemned and structural engineers have recommended it be taken down. The town's plan call for digging out oil contamination, cleaning the site, putting in new septic, and constructing a one-story building.