MaryAnn Abuisi, Gottwald's sister and former city clerk, said she had been considering for some time how to give something back the city.
Albert Harvey Chenail, who died in April 2017 at the age of 96, has bequeathed an initial $400,000 to establish the Frederick L. Chenail and Jessie M. Chenail Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents.
With a nod to the town's construction team, Town Manager Jason Hoch laid out a timeline that has shovels in the ground as early as June 4 and the new police station ready for occupancy in summer 2019.
Price Chopper is making a gift of one of the city's oldest historical sites: Fort Massachusetts.
The park, which includes a chimney from the1930s replica and a plaque, sits in the northeast corner of the parking lot of the closed supermarket.