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Voters face tax increase for schools

With just two weeks until Town Meeting, the stage has been set for a showdown between voters in Dracut who are willing to pay an average of $279 more in their annual property taxes to boost the School Department budget and those who think local educators should make ends meet without a tax hike.

In this fiscally conservative town, proponents of a $2.9 million override proposed by School Committee members Daniel O’Connell and Joseph Wilkie are optimistic about their chances of persuading voters to permanently raise their taxes for the benefit of the schools.

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