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Rep. Maureen Dakin speaks to Colchester residents at Town Meeting on Monday evening at Colchester High School. PHOTO | OLIVER PARINI PHOTOGRAPHY

Rep. Maureen Dakin speaks to Colchester residents at Town Meeting on Monday evening at Colchester High School.
PHOTO | OLIVER PARINI PHOTOGRAPHY

Voters give all thumbs up

The last time Colchester walked away from the Town Meeting Day elections with both a town and school budget approved for the upcoming fiscal year was 2008. On Tuesday, voters not only approved both budgets, but also a new 1 percent sales tax to be added on to retail, restaurant and alcohol purchases made in town.

All of the approvals were by comfortable margins, the closest being the $36.4 million school budget that passed 1,604 to 1,466. Also, incumbent selectboard member Marc Landry beat challenger Shirley Meier for a two-year seat on the board. About 3,100 of Colchester’s roughly 11,000 registered voters cast ballots...READ MORE

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