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 ½ 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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