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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Weston to pay $700k to finish work on schools

WESTON

Voters at Wednesday's Special Town Meeting appropriated $700,000 to cover construction costs and legal bills related to finishing work at Country and Woodland schools, which were dedicated in 2004.

School Committee Chairwoman Wendy Spector told voters that the town found some of the original contractor's work to be defective and had problems with a second contractor.

Spector said the town is trying to recover at least some of its additional costs.

In another financial vote, voters approved changes to the current budget that allow for an additional section of kindergarten. The expense was offset by decreased insurance costs for school administrators and managers.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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