Voters Saturday rejected a Proposition 2 1/2 override to assess and additional $,762,588 in real estate and personal property taxes in Whitman — $1,241,141 in Hanson — sought to fund each town’s share of the W-H Regional School District’s fiscal 2017 operating budget.
The margin was close in Whitman, as 71 votes made the difference. There were 994 votes against an override and 923 in support, according to unofficial returns.
In Hanson, the question failed by a two-to-one margin, as 1,440 voted no and 765 voted yes.
Whitman School Committee incumbents Bob Trotta (1,148) and Dan Cullity (962) were re-elected with newcomer Marshall Ottina receiving 793 votes.
For complete coverage see this week’s Express.