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3 towns weigh possible tax hikes

As the municipal budget planning season kicks into gear, officials in Dracut, Westford, and Winchester are weighing potential ballot measures to raise taxes.

In Dracut, the School Committee is considering seeking a Proposition 2½ override to fund an anticipated gap between its proposed fiscal 2014 school budget — which calls for a $1.4 million increase — and what the town offers.

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