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Bridgewater Nurse Position Cut From Budget

Bridgewater — Voters cut more than $42,000 from the Bridgewater Village School budget after a lengthy discussion at the annual meeting Tuesday, but breezed through the rest of the articles.

Town Clerk Nancy Robinson said voters approved a 2014-15 school budget of nearly $896,000 after cutting a nearly $42,700 line item for a contracted special education nurse. The single student the nurse had worked with moved out of the school district between the writing of the budget in January and Tuesday’s vote, Robinson said.

Voters rejected a motion to put the $42,700 back in the budget and reappropriate it for building repairs and other odds and ends.

Otherwise, voters accepted the town’s request of nearly $731,000 to be raised in property taxes for municipal operations, and agreed on eight additional spending articles totaling $19,600.

Election of eight town officers, including the three-year Selectboard term held by John Timken, ended with uncontested incumbents retaining their roles, Robinson said.

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