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Dorchester: Seletboard Chairman Re-elected; Floor Meeting on Saturday

— Selectboard Chairman Sherman Hallock survived a challenge from a former Planning Board member during Australian ballot voting yesterday.

Contender Michael Howe garnered 53 votes, short of Hallock’s 84.

Action on the remaining warrant articles will be conducted from the floor Saturday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, where voters will face a nearly $431,000 operating budget — up less than $600 from 2012 — and decide whether to spend $20,000 from surplus funds on renovations to the 185-year-old Town Hall and 90-year-old town office building.

Two of the three other warrant articles that involve spending would come from the fund balance as well, if voters approve. They include adding $2,500 to the building maintenance capital reserve fund and placing $300 in the conservation fund.

If all spending is approved, the amount to be raised by taxes would increase by about $1,000 compared to last year.


Dorchester Town Meeting 2013 Results

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dorchester Number of Voters: 144 Number on Checklist 257 Selectboard: Sherman Hallock Treasurer: Brian A. Howe Tax Collector: Brenda Howe Town Clerk: Brenda Howe Trustee of Trust Funds: Virginia Carroll Auditor: Cindy Azotea Planning Board 3 yrs: Robert Green Planning Board 3 yrs: William S. Trought Cemetery Trustee: Elizabeth A. Trought …

New Hampshire Town Meeting 2013: Complete Coverage

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Find our complete coverage of yesterday’s New Hampshire Town Meetings — including reporting, photography and election results — under the "related" section below. …