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Fairlee rejects additional police coverage

Staff report
Published: 3/2/2021 8:45:52 PM
Modified: 3/2/2021 8:49:44 PM

FAIRLEE — Residents rejected the idea of additional police coverage by Orange County Sheriff’s Department in a 162-116 vote on Town Meeting Day.

Town officials had said the proposal to spend nearly $31,000 for additional coverage by sheriff’s deputies would add 20 hours of coverage a week, supplementing a part-time officer who is on duty just 10 hours a week.

The $1.15 million operating budget was approved 194-81, and the highway fund and capital budget also passed easily.

Peter Berger was unopposed for a Selectboard seat.


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