Voters are going to the polls today in two Bay State communities to decide whether to increase their taxes by overriding the state's Proposition 2 ½ property tax-limiting law.
In Bridgewater, residents are pondering a $2.8 million tax increase after the failure of four similar overrides in the past six years.
The selectmen are warning a "no" vote will shut down the public library, senior center, and recreation department, and decimate public safety services.
In Scituate, residents are voting on a $2.33 million debt exclusion override that would raise taxes to pay for the renovation of the Wampatuck Elementary School on Tilden Road.
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