SAD 75 voters OK $38 million budget

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TOPSHAM — Voters from School Administrative District 75’s four towns approved a $38 million district budget, 1,129 to 314, at referendum Tuesday.

The decision follows preliminary approval from fewer than 30 voters of the four-town unit at a district budget meeting May 25.

The fiscal 2018 spending plan passed in Topsham, 393-116; Harpswell, 455-111; Bowdoin, 103-33; and Bowdoinham, 178-54.

Of 7,643 registered voters in Topsham, only 514 – 6.7 percent – cast ballots. Of 4,140 Harpswell voters, 572 (13.8 percent) went to the polls.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.