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June 5, 2012

Port voters say 'Yes' to schools, senior center

NEWBURYPORT -- Voters today passed three ballot questions by overwhelming margins, agreeing to build a new Bresnahan elementary school, renovate the Nock/Molin school, and build a senior/community center.

Question 1, the Bresnahan school, passed 3,991-1,719. Question 2, the Nock/Molin school project, passed 4,001-1,705, and question 3, the senior/community center, passed 3,209-2,495.

The Bresnahan School project will cost $38.8 million, of which the state will pay $18.3 million. If approved, the project would raise taxes $164 a year on the median single-family home valued at $445,226.

The Nock/Molin School project will cost $27 million, of which the state will pay $13.6 million. It will cost the average taxpayer an additional $107 a year.

The senior/community center will cost $6.5 million, to be fully funded by taxpayers at a cost of $58 per year.

Tax increases will decline after the first five years; projects will be paid off over 25 years.

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