$12.3M budget for town, schools going to voters.

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Byline: Bruce Baker

DUDLEY - Town Administrator Peter M. Jankowski told selectmen last night a budget of $12.3 million for town services and the schools will be presented to voters at the annual town meeting May 21.

Mr. Jankowski said the municipal budget would be $6.3 million, an increase of about $55,000 or 0.87 percent over this year. The allotment to Shepherd Hill Regional High School would be $5.57 million, an increase of $205,686 or 3.83 percent, and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School's allotment would be $369,518, an increase of $52,249 or 16.47 percent. He attributed the increase at Bay Path to more Dudley students attending the school.

In response to residents' complaints two weeks ago about the response time for ambulance service, selectmen appointed a committee to work with Fire Chief Jeffrey Phelps and the department's EMS coordinator to look at all options, including the town going to a full-time EMT or paramedic-level...

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