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Northville residents race to make a home for chimney swifts

Dozens of chimney swifts descend upon the remains of the Hubbell Glove Factory in Northville in this file photo from 1999.
Dozens of chimney swifts descend upon the remains of the Hubbell Glove Factory in Northville in this file photo from 1999.
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A small group of Northville residents armed with donated land, the love of chimney swifts and a significant dose of optimism are working to re-create a vanished village landmark. Four months ago, the Hubbell chimney, which stood in the village for nearly 100 years, was demolished. Its masonry was crumbling and unstable. The owner of the land on which the old chimney stood, Arthur Horton, could not be reached for comment Thursday, but his reasons ...


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