Exeter, Ripley, Garland and Dexter residents approve school budget

Posted June 14, 2011, at 9:54 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — SAD 46 residents gave their final stamp of approval of a $12,452,885 budget Tuesday during a budget validation vote.

Residents earlier this month had approved the spending plan that is $287,228 less than the current budget.

The votes in each of the communities were as follows, with the yes results listed first: Exeter, 23-7; Ripley, 15-9; Garland 31-17; and Dexter 103-68, for a total district-wide vote of 172-101.