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Narrow victory for Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — Taxpayers narrowly approved the Region One Board of Education budget of $15,777,308 for 2017-18 at a referendum vote on Tuesday, May 2.

The vote was 488-450, a margin of 38 votes.

Only two of the six Region One towns had majorities in favor of the budget. Salisbury voted 196 to 60 in favor of the budget (and had the highest turnout at 256 people). Cornwall voted yes, 81-47.

For the vote by town, see the chart above.

The plan’s increase over the current budget is 1.83 percent.

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