Middleton residents approve $6.6M for new school
MIDDLETON – After residents overwhelmingly approved all items at the polls Tuesday, the community plans to move forward to building their own school in town.
Residents gave the go ahead to withdrawing from Farmington schools, accepting a tuition agreement with the Gov. Wentworth Regional School District and take out a $6,592,500 bond to build a new school along King’s Highway.
Under the plan, Middleton’s students in grades 7-12 would attend schools in Wolfeboro beginning the fall of 2015. Students in kindergarten through grade 6 would stay in Farmington until the new school is built the following year.
Also on Tuesday, residents re-elected Terry Laughy as selectman and Deborah O’Toole as town clerk/tax collector – both for another three years. Laughy defeated Kathleen Landry 269-249 while O’Toole won against Linda Adamo 346-208.
Marcia Stevens and Landry received 318 and 292 votes to serve on the budget committee for the next three years. Janet Kalar had 220 votes in the race.