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February 4, 2013

N.H. deliberative sessions wind down this week

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Voters also will discuss a proposed $64.2 million dollar budget which is $200,000 less than the current budget. The current budget would become the default for next year if the proposed budget is voted down.

A proposal to allow the school administrative unit budget to be voted on will also be discussed.

Windham faces

middle school project

Windham town and school voters will wrap up the week with two deliberative sessions.

School district voters meet Friday at 7 p.m. at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road.

Taxpayers will get a chance to debate a proposed $31 million middle school project.

Voters also will be discussing a proposed $45.6 million school budget.

A proposed teacher contract also will be before voters after negotiators for the union and School Board reached an agreement for the first time in several years.

The town deliberative session begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, also at Windham High School.

Voters are being asked to approve a $13 million budget for the town at the polls March 12. The town operating budget is only about $12.2 million. Special warrant articles account for another $740,000.

Officials are looking to make improvements to the Searles Building, buy a highway truck, upgrade police communication and town computers, acquire new breathing gear for firefighters and set aside conservation land.

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