Special town vote held in Hadley

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HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Hadley voters had the opportunity to pick and choose from a menu of Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion choices Thursday night.

They approved three out of five questions, totaling almost $1.1 million on the Special Town Election Ballot.

Voters approved Question 1 to fund a new heavy rescue/pumper truck for the Hadley Fire Department. The final vote was 220 to 206.

A majority of voters likewise said yes to Question 2 to purchase and install radio equipment for the Police and Fire Departments and Communications Center. The question passed 260 to 166.

Question 3 passed as well to raise the necessary funds to purchase and install two generators for the School Department. The vote was 237 to 188.

Questions 4 and 5 were similar, and both went down to defeat. Voters refused to purchase and equip a new specialized dump truck for the Department of Public Works. 179 voted ‘yes’, while 247 voted ‘no’. Question 5 was also for a dump truck that would have been outfitted with a plow, but that one failed as well, with 139 votes for ‘yes’, and 284 votes for ‘no’.

An estimated 12 percent of Hadley’s registered voters participated in this special election.

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