News Feature

The Island
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 12, 2014
Deer Isle-Stonington voters ratify $6.9 million CSD budget

Voters in Deer Isle and Stonington took to the polls Tuesday, June 10, to vote on statewide candidates in the Primary Election. (See how islanders voted in the Compass section of this issue). They also voted to support their recently passed $6.9 million school budget.

Question 2 asked voters to validate the general school budget: The vote in Deer Isle was 201-92; the vote in Stonington was 96-41.

Question 3 asked for validation of the Adult Education budget: The vote in Deer Isle was 223-65; the vote in Stonington was 104-33.

The budget totaled $6,962,952, an increase of $166,166 or 2.4 percent above the current budget.

That budget will translate into increased assessments for both towns in the CSD. Deer Isle’s share of the budget will be $3,856,917, an increase of $52,961. Stonington will pay $1,920,539, an increase of $39,632.