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Saturday, December 2, 2006

Norfolk officials ponder regionalization


Norfolk might be able to save money by working with nearby towns to provide services together, selectmen said recently.

They may set up a committee to study regionalizing services as soon as their meeting on Monday night. Selectmen agreed that members of such a committee should be residents who do not serve on any town boards, to avoid any conflict of interest.

Norfolk already shares a middle and high school with neighboring towns, and selectmen said money might be saved by combining other services, such as public safety.

"Its redundancy across the board," Chairman Jim Lehan said. "Every town does the same thing."

- Calvin Hennick

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