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    Triton cuts late after-school buses

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    The Triton Regional School District, which serves Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury, has cut late after-school buses because of budget constraints. The buses transported students home after athletics and other extracurricular activities. “The FY18 budget development included the reduction of late buses, a cost of roughly $100,000. It's a painful cut, but other than that we were into teachers/staffing,” said Brian Forget, superintendent of schools. “We had been reviewing bus routes as they were developed, and saw a glimmer of hope that we might be able to trim a bus in Rowley and Salisbury. We tried this on a trial basis for the first three weeks of school. It ultimately didn't work, as buses were too crowded and timing was problematic.”

    Linda Greenstein can be reached at greensteinlm@gmail.com.