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Inside look at an up-and-coming, rebuilt AHS

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Time to open a virtual door and let the public in to the new high school. It won't be finished until 2024, but here's a progress report from the School Building Committee.

Preliminary sitework for rebuilding Arlington High School got underway just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, in February 2020. Then late that year, residents saw steel rising for one one wing. That work, Phase 1, has been completed, and Phase 2 continues.

Below is a newsletter providing a number of looks inside the series of new buildings. 

Read the weekly updates about contruction progress and see photos here  >>

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Upbeat Cycling to close; owner explores underlying factors

A second Arlington fitness business has succumbed to Covid-19. Upbeat Cycling, on Schouler Court, next to Arlington High School, plans to close Sunday, Sept. 12, after four years in business. Black Crow Yoga, in East Arlington since 2010, held its last class Aug. 15, also a pandemic victim.

Jackie Maurer, Upbeat Cycling, 2021

Upbeat's owner, Jackie Maurer, told clients last week that the indoor studio is open for its normal class schedule through that Sunday. Those with membership contracts and renewing monthly packages will be prorated through Sept, 12, and all contracts/ renewals automatically canceled after that. "Those with class series should use those up during this next four weeks. Consistent with all of our class-package terms, we will not be in a position to provide refunds," she wrote.

In addition to details that customers need to know -- more below -- Maurer expressed sadness and had concerned words about what she terms "capital destruction."

"Dismantling the studio is going to break my heart," she told YourArlington.

Asked what she would do next, she wrote: "I can’t focus on me personally until the wind-down [liquidating assets] is completed. Once I can focus on some self care, I’ll try to find employment doing something that involves my various passions — bicycling, fitness, outdoor adventure, working with great people and using my entrepreneurial and business skills.

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