DURHAM — Voters Tuesday passed a Regional School Unit 5 budget of $32.23 million by a vote of 875-591.

The budget is a $1.2 million increase from last year.

In a letter to the school district, Superintendent Becky Foley said, “In the governor’s currently proposed state budget, the RSU 5 state subsidy will decrease by $212,000.”

That makes the net impact on taxation across the three towns 5.25 percent for a $1.23 million increase.

The towns voted as follows:

• Pownal, 71-112;

• Freeport, 620-233; and 

• Durham, 184-246.


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