April 22, 2018
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Deer Isle voters’ resolution calls to end spending on wars

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

DEER ISLE, Maine — Voters at the annual town meeting Monday voiced their opposition to continued federal spending on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

By 2-to-1, they approved a petitioned resolution asking U.S. 2nd District Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, to oppose any additional funding for those military operations and to urge other members of Congress to terminate funding for the wars.

The unofficial vote in a secret ballot was 44-22 in favor of the resolution, which is part of a statewide “Bring Our War $$ Home” effort, which has sought to include similar resolutions on town meeting warrants around the state.

In other action, voters approved articles for a municipal budget that totaled $994,731, an increase of about $44,000, according to First Selectman Neville Hardy. The bulk of the increase came in the accounts for road work and snow removal, Hardy said.

Voters will act on the education budget for the Deer Isle-Stonington Community School District later this year. There were no contested races for municipal or school offices.

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