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May 22, 2013

Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Minerva budgets fail


A proposition to purchase five school buses at a cost not to exceed $525,000 passed by a vote of 401 to 144.


The $5.1 million budget was defeated by a vote of 144 yes to 177 no.

Caroline Kelly, running unopposed for School Board, received 236 votes.


The $15.1 million budget was approved by a vote of 238 to 50.

The tax levy will rise 2.07 percent.

A proposition to buy two school buses for $158,000 passed by a vote of 231 to 59.

In the School Board election, Charles “Chuck” French, with 225, votes and Ben Winters, with 235 votes, were elected. No petitions were filed for one board seat.


The $27,044,204 budget was approved by a vote of 426 to 150.

The tax levy will rise 2.75 percent.

In the School Board race, Orville Nedeau, with 367 votes, and Gregory Sample, with 438 votes, won five-year terms. The two-year, unexpired term went to Tammy Gonyo with 331 votes. The other board candidates and their vote totals were Sam Blain, 202, and Martin McCarthy, 258. 

A proposition to budget $9,000 each for three public libraries passed by a vote of 394 to 154.

A proposition to purchase one 66-passenger bus, one wheel-chair accessible bus and one van for a total cost not to exceed $265,000, passed by a vote of 368 to 175.


The $20,521,802 budget was approved by a vote of 286 to 93.

The tax levy will rise 7.88 percent.

Running unopposed for School Board, Jon Rebideau received 335 votes.

A proposition to purchase two 66-pasenger buses and one 24-passenger wheelchair accessible bus, at a total cost not to exceed $279,613, passed by a vote of 269 to 74.


The $5.8 million budget, which needed a supermajority of the vote because its levy exceeded the state cap, was defeated by a tally of 111 yes to 104 no.

In the uncontested School Board election, Eleanor Yandon received 161 votes for the five-year term and Marlene Bott received 170 votes for the three-year term.

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