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Town Meeting: Voters In Newmarket, Hampton Pass School Projects

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Two major school renovation projects that had failed in the past finally got the green light from  voters during Tuesday's Town Meeting. 

Voters in Newmarket approved a $39 million renovation of Newmarket Junior/Senior High School and Newmarket Elementary School. Seacoast Online reports this was the fourth version of a school renovation project to go before voters in the last 11 years. 

Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed the project, with 74 percent voting in favor.

Also, voters in Hampton approved a $25.9 million bond to pay for the addition/renovation of Hampton Academy. The project failed last year.

In Durham, voters approved spending $2 million to renovate the town's police department.

Not everyone was in a spending mood, however.

In Raymond, voters rejected two infrastructure projects. One was a $9.4 million addition and renovation to Lamprey River Elementary School, and the other was a new, $6.8 million police station.

Hampton voters approved a $25.9 million addition/renovation of Hampton Academy at Tuesday's Town Meeting.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.

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