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Little Promises opens doors after drilling new well, negotiating COVID

When Little Promises Children's Program closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no way Nelia Taraski, director of the preschool, could have known how many barriers would stand in the way of the nonprofit opening its doors again.

First, the pandemic.

Then, the well connected to the building began to grow bacteria because of stagnation.

"There was no way we could compromise and no way the state would let us re-open with the water being like that," Taraski said.

So the school began fundraising, and went forward with a new well even though it hadn't raised all the funds yet. It's b...