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Town Meeting: Voters In Seacoast Towns Reject Major Capital Projects

Town of Rye

Some Seacoast towns voted down major capital projects, although residents in New Castle, it turns out, will have a second chance at one of their warrant articles.

In Rye, residents voted not to spend $4 million dollars to renovate their town hall. In North Hampton, a simple majority favored a $7 million new library, and safety complex: but a super majority was needed to pass the measure.

And at the annual school meeting in New Castle, all articles passed but one:  $1 million dollars to renovate and add on to the town’s Elementary school.  There, School Board Vice Chair Rodney Rowland says – something unusual happened:

"Somebody stood up and asked for a motion to reconsider the vote on Article 1 basically saying they wanted a revote," he said. "That motion passed."

Rowland says he expects an even bigger turn out next Tuesday the 17th, when residents of New Castle vote a second time on the renovation. 

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