'Around the Town'
Hampton Union, Friday, July 7, 2006
[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online]
HAMPTON —- The Planning Board voted to allow a school for special needs students to operate at what is now the Maranatha Church on High Street.
The board approved the change of use request made by the Odyssey House Foundation on Wednesday night.
Odyssey House, which was founded to treat young people and families dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, wants to turn the church into a school, which will serve as many as 60 children from l lampton and surrounding towns.
The organization is purchasing the church from pastor ID Minerella, who said the church has been on the market for the last three years.
Minerella said he plans to relocate his church to a new building in Seabrook. Last month, Odyssey House received several variances from the town's Zoning Board of Adjustment.