Gorham overwhelmingly passes school spending plan

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GORHAM — Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified the $37.4 million school budget 807-256. The school spending plan is for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

In a local referendum, a measure to borrow up to $500,000 as the town’s share to fix South Street was approved 861-237. The state’s referendum question seeking $50 million to enhance economic and commercial growth also won approval 724-389.

Mark Curtis, running unopposed, was elected as a trustee on the Portland Water District board.

Gorham had 1,122 ballots cast, representing an 8.1 percent voter turnout on Tuesay. Town Clerk Laurie Nordfors said as of June 6 Gorham had 13,766 registered voters.

Robert Lowell can be reached at 854-2577 or rlowell@keepmecurrent.com