Middleboro: Voters reject override

Allin Frawley, Chairman of the Middleboro Selectman, says Saturday’s vote against a temporary $12.1 million override won’t put an end to the need for a police station and residents are still on the hook.

Only 6 percent of the Middleboro voters turned out on Saturday, but it was enough to put the brakes on the temporary override by a 26-percent margin.

Frawley said it’s back to the drawing board to figure out what to do with a police station that is falling apart and he wants residents to let him know why they opposed the project.

Frawley also said there was little vocal opposition to the measure, other than James Thomas, former town moderator, who lobbied against the project at last month’s town meeting.

Frawley didn’t expect the measure to fail and said there isn’t an alternate plan waiting in the wings.


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About Alice Elwell

Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.