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Sunderland Notebook

School Committee approves budget

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland School Committee unanimously approved the 1.68 percent increase in the school budget for next year.

The school budget is $2,085,732 compared to this year’s $2,051,286. It is a $34,446 increase.

The major change is the increase in the schools’ share of the cost of a full-time technology director, who would also work in the neighboring Whately, Deerfield and Conway elementary schools and the Frontier Regional School.

Sunderland would contribute $5,991.

On Tuesday, the committee held a public hearing and took a vote on the budget proposed by Superintendent Regina Nash.

The budget now goes before the annual town meeting for a vote.

Democrats to hold caucus on Feb. 27

SUNDERLAND — Democrats in Sunderland will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s art room at the Sunderland Public Library. All registered Democrats in Sunderland are eligible to participate. This year’s convention will be held in Lowell on July 13.

Contact Ellen Rice for any additional information at wlrice@comcast.net.

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