Hanson: Voters approve two overrides and elect two selectmen

Hanson voters went to the polls in large numbers Saturday to return two selectmen to the board and approve two override questions.

In a three-way race for two spots on the Board of Selectmen, Chairman Steve Amico and Selectman Don Howard prevailed.

“I feel as though we’ve done a good job on the board,” Amico said. “The voters today told us we did do a good job.”

Voters supported an override to buy a new fire truck at a cost of $390,000. A debt exclusion, it will add $103 to the average tax bill for one year. Paying for the truck in one year will save taxpayers $37,000 in interest.

Voters also supported a $237,000 override for the Whitman-Hanson School district.

The overrides attracted 1,642 voters, a high turnout for Hanson Town Elections.

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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.