You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

South

Walpole

State shortfall hits town budget

The town is grappling with the loss of $800,000 in promised state money midway through the fiscal year. Governor Deval Patrick cut $750,000 in prison mitigation funding and another $50,000 for hosting a state prison as part of $540 million trimmed from local aid payments statewide to make up for lower than anticipated state revenues. “I’m frustrated and disappointed,” said Town Administrator Michael Boynton. He said the town had planned to use the mitigation money for capital projects, such as school roof repairs and a new pumper truck for the Fire Department, and will have to either find a new funding source or drop the projects for this fiscal year. “When you have a capital plan in the $2.5 million range and take $750,000 out of it, that’s a lot of money,” he said.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week