Topsham area voters OK $37.6M budget for FY '17

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TOPSHAM — Voters from School Administrative District 75’s four towns approved a $37.6 million district budget Tuesday.

The spending plan passed 630-277 in Topsham, 401-80 in Harpswell, 197-79 in Bowdoin, and 226-77 in Bowdoinham, according to unofficial results reported by SAD 75 Business Manager Steve Dyer.

A second question, one whether to continue the budget validation referendum, passed 599-249 in Topsham, 318-143 in Harpswell, 192-84 in Bowdoin, and 194-95 in Bowdoinham, Dyer said.

Dyer noted that Tuesday’s vote reflected similar results to what the district has experienced in recent years.

“We really appreciate the support that the taxpayers have provided for our budget, and we will continue to present the most fair budget to the taxpayers that is possible,” he said.