Windham voters reject turf field, school expansions
WINDHAM — When it comes to the long-awaited synthetic turf athletic field, the second time wasn’t a charm.
Windham voters rejected Article 2, a citizen’s petition for a bonded $1.8 million turf field at Windham High School.
A similar warrant item was rejected by voters several years ago.
This time around, 1,467 voters favored the field project: 1,728 rejected it.
Voters also rejected Article 3, a bonded $15 million addition and renovations to Golden Brook Elementary School and renovations to the middle school. A total of 1,989 voted against the item, with 1,186 in favor.
School space has been a touchy topic in Windham this past year. Last spring, when water damage and mold forced district officials to tear down a portable classroom building at Golden Brook, a committee was formed to research various construction options.
A class of third-graders, meanwhile, will continue attending classes at the high school for the time being.
Incumbent school board members Jerome Rekart and Mike Joanis each lost their bids for another term, being beat out by rival candidates Daniel Popovici-Muller and Tom Murray. email@example.com