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Sunderland passes override

SUNDERLAND — Townspeople have agreed to raise their taxes to fund future capital stabilization projects.

At the annual town election on Saturday, voters passed a $100,000 Proposition 2 1/ 2 override 118-82.

The money would fund capital projects for building maintenance and road infrastructure.

Townspeople came out ahead. The town is retiring its debt for the elementary school, which would drop the tax rate by 33 cents.

For the capital stabilization override, residents will see 29 cents added to the tax rate. The net reduction between the two is 4 cents.

Residents voted to return all incumbent candidates to their respective seats.

They are Thomas Fydenkevez for Board of Selectmen, Mary Ann Kowaleck for assessor, Kristy Paciorek for Board of Health, Lyn Roberts for Frontier Regional School Committee, Gregory Gottschalk and Keith McFarland for Sunderland Elementary School, Traci Sackrey for school representative to park trustees, Janet Bergeron for Riverside Cemetery trustees, David Wissemann for library trustee, and Natalie Blais, Gerald Bridwell and Valerie Voorhois for Sunderland Public Library trustees, Daniel Murphy for the Planning Board and Robert Duby for town moderator.

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