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August 7, 2004

New Baxter school to have unique features

From: WMTW, ME - Aug 7, 2004

FALMOUTH (AP) -- When the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf opens in another month, students and staffers will find design features well-suited for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

The windows of the $2.3 million building are designed to eliminate glare, which can make it hard to see someone conversing in American Sign Language. The special acoustics minimize extraneous noise that can distract students who wear hearing aids.

The building on Falmouth's Mackworth Island is also energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It's the first state building expected to win certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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