Rutland rejects override for budget, Wachusett

May 15, 2012 Full story: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Voters soundly defeated a Proposition 2-1/2 override that would have covered portions of the town's municipal budget and Wachusett Regional School District assessment at the ballot box - leaving the town's leadership with few options beyond layoffs, building closings and darkening streetlights if the district's voters approve the WRSD budget at ... (more)

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Concerned resident

Worcester, MA

#1 May 16, 2012
Holden needs to cut spending, and slim down. DPW could eliminate 4 people with no negative impact whatsoever. Also Fire dept. Could cut 3 people, and police 2 people. Would save the town approx $925K, with no impact to town service. I'm against employing people who don't work. Town needs to re-evaluate budgets. Turning off Street lights is not an option. Stats prove auto accidents increase in towns that cut street lights, and factors in to insurance rate increases.

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