Franklin voters approved a $2.7 million override last night, the first "yes" vote in the half-dozen times that such a measure has been on the ballot.
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the override vote will spare both the library and the schools from significant cuts. Without the override, the library faced laying off 8 staff members and having its hours scaled back dramatically.
The school department, which had requested a $6 million budget increase, was considering laying off 40 teachers if the override didn't pass. Even with the additional $2 million from the override, the schools will trim 15 teaching positions, School Committee chairman Jeffrey Roy said last week.
-- Alison O'Leary Murray
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