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Town Meeting voters clash on spending

'This is not a perfect budget, but it's a good budget'

May 23, 2012
CHARLTON — Debate over the town's budget, including school funding and town officials' salaries, highlighted a jam packed Annual Town Meeting Monday evening, May 21, where voters backed the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School expansion project, adopted a new civil fingerprinting bylaw in town, and for the second time, nixed a green energy building code.

For about four hours, 267 of the town's 9,182 registered voters, about 3 percent, discussed 30 warrant articles at Charlton Middle School.

The town's budget for the fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1, came in at more than $22.1 million, drawing $220,971 from the stabilization fund.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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