PHOTO BY STEPHEN FAY

Blue Hill voters approve $4.7 million school budget



PHOTO BY STEPHEN FAY
Blue Hill annual town meeting Moderator Bob Granger answers a voter’s question during Saturday’s annual session.

BLUE HILL — Although the amendments and points of order came thick and fast, Blue Hill voters were much in agreement on two issues at Saturday’s annual session.

They supported creation of a pre-K program and they favored full funding of the $4,688,780 school budget for 2013-2014. The pre-K motion, however, failed on a 53-65 written ballot. The school budget was approved unanimously on a voice vote.

Though selectmen, school board members, the school superintendent and voters agreed on the need for a pre-K program, they disagreed on the timing. School Supt. Mark Hurvitt said the idea is a good one but this isn’t the budget year for new programming.

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Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. [email protected]
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