Rutland rejects override for budget, Wachusett
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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#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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