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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Update: Turnout in South Newton appears lighter

NEWTON

Voter turnout in the battle over a new Newton North High School appears to be lighter at the mid-afternoon point in the southern part of the city, where most students would attend Newton South High School, according to poll workers.

Poll workers at the Countryside School polling place in Newton Highlands said that, by 2 p.m., had been about 200 votes cast. Workers said that fewer than 100 votes were cast by mid-morning at the Oak Hill Middle School polling spot.

Jeremy Solomon, the spokesman for Mayor David B. Cohen, said at about 2 p.m. that -- barring an unexpectedly-large late rush -- the city appeared to be headed for an overall turnout between 20 and 30 percent.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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