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Siren song leads to override win in Dover

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 23, 2007 06:14 AM

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Dover firefighters will be getting some new equipment soon. What's next, indoor plumbing?
(Globe staff photo by John Bohn)

DOVER

Dover residents have approved a $630,000 debt exclusion override to pay for a new fire engine and an ambulance, town officials said.

The measure passed by a vote of 509 to 211 during yesterday's town election. The ambulance will cost $137,536, the fire engine will cost $491,282, and the override will result in a one-time increase of about $243 on the average property tax bill, officials said.

Meanwhile Dover School Committee incumbent Susan Hackney defeated challenger William Polk in only contest race for town office. Hackney, who has served one three-year term, receceived 419 to 262 for Polk, a manager at Investors Bank & Trust of Boston.

- Kyle Alspach

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