Hanson: Voters okay two overrides and decide three contested races

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25% of Hanson residents turned out at the polls on Saturday and voted in favor of overrides that will raise their taxes to help fund the town’s share of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District assessment,  and to buy a new fire engine.

Residents voted 856-746 to raise an additional $236,000 to avoid teacher layoffs and program cuts.

Voters also approved raising $390,000 to buy the new fire engine by a vote of 889-708.

In the race for two seats on the board of selectmen, Donald Howard received 872 votes, Stephen Amico got 843 votes and David Tregoning 684.

Robert Brown Jr. won the race to succeed Richard Harris as highway surveyor.

Brown also won the contest for a one-year term as tree warden.



About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.