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900 turn out for Hamilton Town Meeting; two overrides pass first hurdle

Posted by Marcia Dick  May 6, 2008 11:14 AM

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Approximately 900 people turned out for the Hamilton Town Meeting Monday night, filling the cafeteria at the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, then the auditorium, and spilling into the adjacent Miles River Middle School.

Following an hour of discussion, residents voted in favor of a $1,288,322 Proposition 2 override for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.

With less discussion, residents also voted in favor of a $177,444 override for the town's operating budget. Both articles passed by voice vote.

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is seeking a $1,889,589 override from the two towns. At its Town Meeting held Saturday, Wenham voters approved their share of the override, for $601,267.

To be approved, the override must pass at May 15 elections in both towns.

-- David Rattigan

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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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