SPENDING ON SCHOOLS IN WINCHESTER:
School District voters passed all the articles on the ballot, but
barely. The school’s $11 million budget passed with 52.5 percent of the
vote, and 54 percent of voters agreed to a one-year contract with the
Winchester Support Staff Association that will cost an additional
$22,887 next year.
An article to put up to $100,000 of surplus money in a special education trust fund squeaked by with 50.7 percent support.
VOTING FOR OFFICE IN WINCHESTER:
Incumbent Theresa Sepe (384 votes) and Herbert “Chan” Stephens (305 votes) win election to the board of selectmen.
NO TO A SEWER UPGRADE IN WINCHESTER:
Winchester officials will have to find another way to move forward with
a $1.48 million project to complete upgrades to the town's sewage
treatment plant. By a 284 -270 vote, residents rejected the project's
third and final phase, which also included developing a plan to inspect
the sewer collection system. It failed to get the 60 percent majority it
needed to pass.
more to come