Tuesday, 15 January 2013 22:23

RSU 19 Voters Shoot Down Loan Request -- Again

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NEWPORT -- Voting residents of eight towns within the financially-struggling Regional School Unit 19 have once again rejected the district's request to obtain a multi-million-dollar bank loan.

Voters shot down the $2.9 million measure by a narrow 1,290 to 1,103. Just six of the eight municipalities--Newport and Corinna--voted for approval.

Last november, voters refused to authorize a $3.6 million loan.

It all comes in the wake of serious accounting errors under the previous RSU administration that left the district with a massive shortfall.

Current superintendent Greg Potter has not indicated what the district will do next.

RSU 19 comprises Corinna, Dixmont, Etna, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Plymouth and St. Albans.

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