October 17, 2017
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Falmouth split on future of closed schools

The Associated Press
Updated:

FALMOUTH, Maine — Voters in Falmouth are going to decide what should be done with two closed elementary schools.

On June 14 voters will cast their ballots in a referendum on whether to convert the Plummer-Motz and Lunt elementary schools into a community center and public library.

The issue has divided the town with organized campaigns on each side blaming the other for circulating misleading information.

The Portland Press Herald says the issue is whether town funds should be used to redevelop the buildings or whether the schools should be sold to generate town revenue, expand the tax base and promote business opportunities.

The two schools will soon be vacant because the town has built a new elementary school, set to open next fall.

 


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