Town Meeting: Voters In Newmarket, Hampton Pass School Projects

Mar 15, 2017

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Two major school renovation projects that had failed in the past finally got the green light from  voters during Tuesday's Town Meeting. 

Voters in Newmarket approved a $39 million renovation of Newmarket Junior/Senior High School and Newmarket Elementary School. Seacoast Online reports this was the fourth version of a school renovation project to go before voters in the last 11 years. 

Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed the project, with 74 percent voting in favor.

Also, voters in Hampton approved a $25.9 million bond to pay for the addition/renovation of Hampton Academy. The project failed last year.

In Durham, voters approved spending $2 million to renovate the town's police department.

Not everyone was in a spending mood, however.

In Raymond, voters rejected two infrastructure projects. One was a $9.4 million addition and renovation to Lamprey River Elementary School, and the other was a new, $6.8 million police station.

Hampton voters approved a $25.9 million addition/renovation of Hampton Academy at Tuesday's Town Meeting.