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8 of 10 overrides pass in Winthrop

Posted by Marcia Dick  May 19, 2009 09:34 PM

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Winthrop voters approved eight of 10 Proposition 2 ˝ overrides at a special election yesterday. Passage of the eight measures will generate an added $2.5 million in local tax dollars to fund varied operating costs in the next fiscal year.
Among the big-ticket items passed were $499,324 to keep open the library; $979,073 to continue town trash collection; and $565,000 for the school department. Also passed were tax increases to support the police, fire, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation departments, and for the Council on Aging.
The rejected overrides totaled $134,666. One was for the Planning and Grants office, and the other to be split among the Assessors, Management Information Systems, and Health departments.
A total of 51 percent, or 5,921 of the town’s 11,519 eligible voters cast ballots.
John Laidler


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9 comments so far...
  1. Yes, Yes, Yes, about time the people of Winthrop, took charge & stood up
    & were counted!! We are now Alive & Kicking, perserving our Town Library,
    Senior Center and Saluting our Hero's of the Police & Fire Depts. and
    Teachers, Coaches and our working Citizens who are Proud to be in
    Winthrop, Mass. We all Won every Woman, Man, Child in the Town of Winthrop. Everyone take a bow....well deserved. We came together.
    We Believed!!! STAND PROUD.... Diana Ferri

    Posted by Diana Ferri May 20, 09 08:22 AM
  1. YIPPEE!!! Generosity of Spirit has triumphed in Winthrop!!!!!!!

    Posted by Tina T May 20, 09 09:03 AM
  1. Yay Winthrop! This amounts to an extra $20/month in taxes for me as a homeowner of a $300,000 house and will save a couple firefighters a couple policemen, the library, and the school. Without it these institutions would have to fire staff and I need them to maintain the city I want to stay in.

    If Wintrhrop continued to be so miserly, I was considering voting with my feet and moving to a town that cares about itself. Close the library down? What a shameful embarassment that would be. Who would want to move to a town like that? This override was just to maintain, not to add.

    Posted by Robert May 20, 09 10:40 AM
  1. What happened to the Police Chief that Winthrop laid off? Will he get his job back, too? The town claimed it was all about money.....

    Posted by Mark May 23, 09 08:01 AM
  1. What happened to the Police Chief that Winthrop laid off? Will he get his job back, too? The town claimed it was all about money.....

    Posted by Mark May 23, 09 08:01 AM
  1. Would that the folks in all of our towns would stand up and be counted. Kudos to the Town of Winthrop and all of those who took the time to get out and vote for change.

    Posted by Laurel A. Stroman May 23, 09 07:33 PM
  1. So ya think DeLeo is going to bring you residents of Winthrope to the promise land? They will pi** away ever dollar you give these crooks.

    Posted by Handsome May 25, 09 12:02 PM
  1. Great BUT will the town go through this fiasco again next year???

    Posted by sgp May 25, 09 12:18 PM
  1. Winthrop is a DUMP, always has been a DUMP and will continue to be a DUMP. The people tht "manage" the town are idiots who only care about their own agenda. Get out like I did....get a dose of what it is like in a community that cares about schools, elderly, services and attractive and clean open space.

    Posted by Larry K June 16, 09 03:48 PM
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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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